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Since desegregation, A Better Chance has served talented students of color by opening the doors through which they can best develop their innate potential. Across the United States, with A Better Chance on their side, Scholars attend the nation’s premier college preparatory schools, where they grow, thrive, and become the leaders we all want to see in the world – as have generations of Alumni before them.

A Mother’s Retreat is a seven week parenting support group that focuses on mothers of children with high emotional needs. Emotionally intense children experience the world differently than those around them. Mothering a child with high emotional needs, takes a great deal of understanding and energy, and at the same time can also feel isolating and overwhelming. This therapeutic support group fosters community amongst mothers who understand the challenges of raising exceptional children, and gives tools to help mothers stay engaged and equipped for their journey.

Academic Talent Search (ATS) provides academically challenging, fast-paced courses to highly able and motivated 7th through 10th grade students. Summer Academies is open to students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors. Teaching staff includes university professors, community college faculty, industry professionals and other educators.

Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) is a summer program in marine studies for students age 10-19. They offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced marine programs in Seal Harbor, Maine, plus programs in both Belize and Florida. Courses are residential and range from 5 days to 2 weeks.

ADVANCE is a three-week residential program that offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum for gifted, talented, or honors students who are currently in grades 7 through 11. Students enroll in one course for three weeks of intense and demanding study. Courses have approximately 15 students and are taught by a diverse and talented group of highly qualified Instructor-Teaching Assistant (TA) teams. These teaching teams are committed to challenging their students and to providing an exceptional educational experience. The classrooms and laboratories utilized are located on the Northwestern State campus.

Dr. Tali Shenfield provides information and insights about gifted assessments and offers a free comprehensive online gifted screening test to help parents determine whether a formal gifted assessment is recommended for their child.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a fun and engaging career exploration program that will give you a deeper understanding of the veterinary profession and the demands of veterinary school. AVM is housed out of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and has programs for middle school, high school, and college students.

The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. For over forty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.

The AG Thrive team is comprised of a unique team of innovative and dynamic professionals that provide a premium concierge service – with the singular purpose of empowering individuals, families, and organizations to have a clear roadmap, vision, plan, and support system that empowers them to Thrive in the areas and relationships that matter most!

The mission of the Alabama Association for Gifted Children is to provide advocacy, leadership, and support to assist educators, parents, and community partners in meeting the educational and affective needs of gifted children and youth in Alabama.

The Alaska Summer Research Academy promotes creativity and intellectual curiosity through hands-on, open-ended experiences in STEM. ASRA students engage with mentors and peers to explore scientific concepts, investigate student-driven questions, and solve problems.

Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students (AAGTS) is a nonprofit organization of parents and educators dedicated to identifying and maximizing the potential of gifted and talented children in the state of New Mexico. They host meet-ups and an annual conference in addition to their committee meetings.

Since 1997, students in grades 10-12 have been participating in the AGAM summer camp offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Map). This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school students provides a stimulating and supportive environment. It was originally designed for young women but is now open to all students who want to develop their mathematical ability and interest. AGAM especially wants to encourage applications from underrepresented groups in mathematics. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from Nebraska. The campers are chaperoned by mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. AGAM is one of 18 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund.

Alpha Omega Publications offers home-school families diagnostic tests for both the upper and lower levels of LIFEPAC Math and Language Arts. Placement tests are provided for 1st through 8th grade as well as 7th through 12th grade.

In 2005 Amario co-founded Amario’s Art Academy for the Gifted & Talented to raise the level of artistic literacy and proficiency of young Metro Atlanta artists. This move galvanized the need for comic & animation classes for homeschoolers, after/out of school students to be challenged on learning the basic principles of comic art at a high level of proficiency.

The Saltz Internship Program is an education and employment program for high school students 14yrs old and up. Interns facilitate science conversations using artifacts, specimens, models, and scientific tools on mobile stations throughout the museum and at dioramas and displays in museum halls with museum visitors.
As interns, one can explore scientific and cultural content, improve communication skills, gain experience having science conversations, develop relationships with museum staff and other interns from across the city, while engaging with museum visitors from around the world! Participants in the program will also participate in college and career readiness workshops, and gain exposure to a variety of STEM careers.