A co-educational school for age 3 through grade 12, deeply rooted in Quaker values. AFS is a culture of intellectual and creative ambition.
Accelerated High School (AHS) is a challenging program and an excellent indicator of college readiness. All AHS students are required to meet all Dietrich School course requirements, including extensive inside and outside of class assignments. The University has high expectations for its students to have academic maturity and independence, and AHS encourages students to seek advice to determine if they are ready for the challenge of college courses. Once admitted through AHS, a student can enroll in a maximum of six credits per term as a part-time, non-matriculated student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences while continuing his or her high school education. AHS students are subject to the same policies and regulations as all other Dietrich School undergraduates.
ACFE works to provide qualified children with challenging curriculum by negotiating with the School District to provide more effective plans and specialized programmings.
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College programs will show you what college life is all about—from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. Carnegie Mellon offers Pre-College summer programs in a variety of subject areas, such as math, science, architecture, drama, music, art, and gaming. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity.
The Center for the Gifted, located in Philadelphia and led by Dr. Suzanne Schneider, was established in 1983 to meet the needs of gifted people of all ages. Services include counseling and psychotherapy, gifted identification, vocational interest testing and guidance, and workshops and publications focusing on the needs of the gifted population.
Consult Line provides help for families and advocates of children with special needs about special education regulations, school-related concerns and procedural safeguard.
Digital Media Academy is a nationally recognized organization that provides hands-on summer residential and day computer camps for teens as well as youth (ages 9-13).
As a clinical psychologist in practice for over 30 years, Gail Post Ph.D. specializes in gifted adults and adolescents. Through private practice, she offers individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and adolescents; consultation and supervision for treatment professionals; and educational consultation services for gifted children and adolescents. Dr. Post also writes and curates the online blog, Gifted Challenges, which explores the social and emotional aspects of giftedness.
The Education Law Center (ELC) ensures all children in Pennsylvania have access to quality public educational services and to the full range of educational options that are available to their peers. ELC advocates on behalf of the most vulnerable students, children living in poverty, children of color, children in the foster care and juvenile systems, children with disabilities, English learners, LGBTQ students, and children experiencing homelessness.
This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of 275,000 iD Tech students and alumni who are organizing robotics clubs, starting companies, founding nonprofits, and landing jobs at tech powerhouses like Facebook and Google. For 18 years, it has been their mission to empower the next generation of coders, app developers, game designers, engineers, and innovators.
The mission of Infinity Charter School is to operate and maintain a world-class charter school in the Central Dauphin School District that addresses the intellectual, academic, and social-emotional needs of mentally gifted children.
LaunchX holds a summer program to tap into the potential of ambitious high school students, supporting them through the process of launching an actual startup. This four-week, intensive program allows young entrepreneurs to learn from industry experts and work in a group of peer co-founders to build real products and solve business challenges.
PEAL is an organization of parents of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs who bring knowledge and experience as a resource for education and special health care information and resources in Pennsylvania.
University of Pennsylvania delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. They offer a summer prep program, summer academies focusing on intensive research and application, a pre-college program, and a young scholars program.
The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to helping gifted learners, parents and educators. Since 1951, PAGE has assisted countless parents, teachers and administrators in helping Pennsylvania’s gifted learners reach their full potential. They do this through free Helpline, their network of local affiliates, annual conferences, and effective advocacy. PAGE fostered the passage of Pennsylvania’s Chapter 16, Special Education for the Gifted, one of the strongest for gifted education in the nation.
Serving students in K-12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s (PA Cyber) online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers offers online Advanced Placement courses to homeschooled students worldwide. Their classes develop a community of scholars who interact through class postings, course-related games, responding to one another’s work, discussions, and much more.
The SIG STEAM+ curriculum focuses on applying creative thinking across multiple disciplines. Through an innovative curriculum that spans all facets of STEAM, plus humanities and fitness, SIG challenges students to utilize knowledge of different disciplines to propose creative solutions. At SIG, we encourage students to explore their interests while introducing them to new and intriguing topics. Students gain strong research and creative problem-solving skills vital to college and professional careers.
The Grayson School is Pennsylvania’s only independent school offering an accelerated academic program created specifically for gifted learners. Their innovative, research-based curriculum provides challenging academics, project-based learning, enrichment, and individualized pacing in a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades Pre-K through 10.