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Looking for Summer Opportunities?

The time is now to start looking for and securing positions for your students in quality summer enrichment programs. There is a new website,  with information on many college programs. Many of us wait until after spring break, but that is too late. CAG welcomes information about academic summer opportunities for gifted students and their teachers, but we do not endorse or guarantee any program. In this age of technology, parents and students can search the Internet and download resources with information on summer opportunities It is time now to organize the family's calendar, make decisions on the best programs, set up placement test appointments and schedule travel plans to include these programs, if possible.

One great place to start is the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University,

Baltimore, Maryland. As the oldest and one of the best of nationwide programs, the CTY program provides opportunities for students from grades 5 through high school.for more information. This institution also publishes a excellent magazine entitled "Imagine" which in each of its' five yearly issues describes upcoming academic programs, scholarships, grants, almost free institutes and students' critique of various college campus.In California, there are large summer programs that have been in existence for many years. Most have early registration windows and deadlines.

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E-gifted Summer Classes


Davidson Institute for Talent Development and University of Nevada, Reno Offer Online Class in Gifted Education

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development and University of Nevada, Reno, have partnered to offer EDSP 723 - Education for the Gifted. This online three-credit, graduate-level class, which will run from June 10 to August 9, 2013, is designed to introduce key concepts of gifted education to teachers in order to help them better serve the gifted population. Some of the topics examined will include identification, characteristics, gifted definitions and myths about gifted education.
Teachers, school administrators and anyone interested in effectively serving the gifted population are encouraged to attend. Out-of-state students pay the same rate as residents during Summer Session and all students are required to register with the University of Nevada, Reno. EDSP 723 will be taught by gifted education specialists from the Davidson Institute and will count toward recertification for local teachers.
For more information, please visit or call Online Learning at 775-784-4652. This course is limited to 25 students and the deadline to register is June 7 – if interested, please begin the registration process today!
Davidson Young Scholars
The Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and their families, including talent development and educational advocacy, an online community, annual get-togethers, and the Ambassador Program. Applications are due the first of each month. For more information, see the How to Apply and Qualification Criteria pages.
Davidson Institute’s Online Resources
The Davidson Gifted Database is a gateway to resources for and about gifted students, providing access to an online article library, a database of gifted resources, and a gifted education state policy database. See what's new!
The Davidson Institute's free eNewsletter, the eNews-Update, provides up-to-date gifted-related news every other month. It is a great read for students, parents and educators in search of the latest gifted news, studies and developments, state-specific legislation updates, events and more. Read past issues posted on the eNews-Update Archive Page and subscribe today at
You are invited to "Like” the Davidson Institute on Facebook and "Follow” DavidsonGifted on Twitter: and


Arteem Institute


UCLA (Los Angeles, California) - June 21st – July 10th

Boston College (Boston, Massachusetts) - July 12th – July 31st

University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) - August 2nd – August 15th

You can find overview info here:

We also offer a Fundraising Opportunity, with more info here:


California Programs

Academic Talent Search, CSU, Sacramento, call 916.278.7032

  • 2015 Summer enrichment program for talented youth grades 4-11.
  • Numerous courses including math, science, history, geocaching, foreign languages, forensic science, bridge building, art, math puzzles, etc.
  • Over 80 classes offered.
  • Classes are scheduled in one-, three-, and five-week sessions.
  • Check website for dates

UC Davis Summer School in Mathematics and Science. COSMOS will provide a summer residential experience for highly motivated academically talented high school students. It will be hosted by UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis this summer. Students entering grades 9, 10,11, 12 in the fall from all California public and private schools are eligible to apply for admission. Students must have previously established academic excellence in science and/or mathematics. While topics may vary between the two sites, participants will have opportunities in biochemistry, oceanography, oceanic studies, biomedical, or environmental engineering, discrete math, non-Euclidean geometry, earth system science, computer and information science, psychobiology, marine biology and other advanced topics. Scholarships are available. The general application and additional information for the 3 campus sites (Irvine, Davis, & Santa Cruz) is available on the web at:

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes (formerly the EPGY Summer Institutes) provide high school students with a unique residential academic experience where students who share talents and interests live and learn together on the Stanford campus.  The Summer Institutes invite students from around the world to discover, study, and explore in small classes with instructors who are passionate about teaching and experts in their fields. The program emphasizes building skills along with acquiring knowledge, and is designed to create environments that foster creativity and collaboration where students learn from each other as well as from their instructors.


Out-of-State Camps

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