Related Gifted Education Web sites

The Center for Gifted Education Policy offers these websites to provide information related to gifted and talented education. We provide this information with the hope that it will be useful, without specific APA endorsement.

Updated March 2014

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  • Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley
    ATDP offers summer classes for highly motivated students who have completed grades K-6 (Elementary Division) and 7-11 (Secondary Division). ATDP courses offer a chance for students to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects that interest them. Taught by university, public and private school instructors, these classes are designed to engage students' hearts as well as their minds.

  • Advanced Academy of Georgia
    The Advanced Academy of Georgia is a full-time residential program for academically talented high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin their college careers early at the State University of West Georgia. Students are enrolled in regular university courses while concurrently completing high school graduation requirements.

  • American Education Research Association — Research on Giftedness and Talent Special Interest Group
    The Research on Giftedness and Talent Special Interest Group deals with research studies that focus on how giftedness and talent are developed and nurtured. The Special Interest Group encourages both international and national studies involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods in a wide variety of topics: conceptions, models, identification, programs and practices, counseling, creativity, thinking skills, disabilities, parenting and diversity.

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  • Ball State University Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development
    Information about the gifted and talented endorsement for Indiana, graduate programs in gifted education, the Jacob K. Javits grant link to Project GATE with Indianapolis public schools and information about the seventh annual Share-Indiana Conference on parenting and teaching gifted children.

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  • Center for Community Learning and Enrichment at Baylor University School of Education
    The center's priority areas of emphasis are differentiating the curriculum in general education classrooms, the development of programs incorporating creative problem solving strategies (K-12), the design of museum programs, and the development of parent services. The center offers enrichment activities for gifted and talented students in grades K-12.

  • Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary
    The center is a learning community that provides graduate education, precollegiate learning opportunities, develops and disseminates award-winning curriculum materials, conducts research and evaluation on high ability learners, offers professional development opportunities through conferences and workshops, and serves as a community resource to students, parents and educators through outreach programs and services.

  • Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
    The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a comprehensive, university-based initiative that promotes the academic ability of children and youth throughout the world. CTY specializes in identifying youth who exhibit extraordinary capability and providing academic summer programs for those who score highly in their annual talent searches.

  • Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
    Since the center was founded in 1981, it has been providing testing and educational programs for thousands of gifted students each year. On the web, their goal is to help users gain access to resources on gifted education, from preschool through high school.

  • Clarkson School
    Clarkson School was founded in 1978 as a special division of Clarkson University. The program offers an opportunity for talented secondary students to begin university study a year early. Students attend classes with Clarkson Freshman and have access to everything Clarkson offers.

  • Clay Mathematics Institute
    The Clay Mathematics Institute is a private foundation whose statement of purpose is to increase and disseminate mathematical knowledge, to educate mathematicians and other scientists about new discoveries in the field of mathematics, to encourage gifted students to pursue mathematical careers, and to recognize extraordinary achievements and advances in mathematical research.

  • Concord Review and The National Writing Board
    Since 1987, the Concord Review, a quarterly journal, has published 517 exemplary high school history papers by students from 41 states and 33 countries. The National Writing Board offers an independent assessment of high school history papers and sends the author a three-page response, with scores and comments, which she or he can send to college admissions officers or simply use for independent, unbiased feedback.

  • Connie Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education
    Since its inception in 1988, the Belin-Blank Center has established a national reputation for its research, training and service. Recently, the center has added a focus on international education for the gifted. Visitors to this website will find student programs, talent searches, conferences, professional development, clinical services and resources.

  • Creative Parents 
    Creative Parents provides parents and teachers with information and ideas about how to support creativity in children's lives as well as nurture it in their own. The site presents activities for children in a range of ages as well as interviews with writers, musicians, visual artists and other educators.

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  • Davidson Institute for Talent Development
    The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers assessment assistance, educational advocacy, early college assistance for profoundly gifted children, and PG-cybersource, a database of resources for highly gifted children, their parents, teachers and school administrators. This site also features news articles pertaining to the highly gifted child.

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  • Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University
    The Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University offers multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses from elementary to university level. Courses are supported by instructors who communicate through email, phone and web-based classrooms.

  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
    The clearinghouse archive acquires the professional education literature within this content area, selects the highest quality and most relevant material, and catalogs, indexes and abstracts the selected items for input into the ERIC database. They publish monographs, digests, bibliographies and a host of other web-based products for education professionals and parents. ERIC serves teachers, administrators, parents and others who have an interest in education.

  • European Council for High Ability
    ECHA is an international organization for researchers, teachers, school administrators and parents who are concerned with giftedness, talent and high ability. Its goal is to promote awareness of gifted children and to provide information to the public on the best development of gifted young people. ECHA is a private nonprofit organization. It enjoys consultative status as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the Council of Europe.

  • Education: Gifted and Talented Students
    This website provides summaries of articles related to gifted children. Some of the articles are directed specifically toward educators, while others are appropriate for gifted students and their parents.

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  • Gifted Child Development Center
    The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations and resources for gifted children and adults.

  • Gifted Child Society
    This nonprofit organization was founded in 1957 with four goals: educational enrichment and support services specifically designed for gifted children, assistance to parents in raising gifted children, professional training to encourage educators to meet the needs of gifted children and advocacy for public recognition and acceptance of these special needs.

  • Gifted and Talented International
    Journal of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Gifted and Talented International is published twice a year. Refereed by an editorial review board of leading international educators, the journal presents current theory, research and practices in gifted education worldwide.

  • Gifted Resource Center of New England
    The center offers assessment, counseling and consultation for gifted children and adolescents. The needs of exceptionally and profoundly gifted children, as well as those with AD/HD, Asperger's Syndrome and mental health issues such as depression, are of particular interest.

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  • Imagine: Opportunities and Resources for Academically Talented Youth
    Written for talented seventh- to 12th-graders, Imagine magazine is full of information about opportunities including summer programs, academic competitions and internships. Every issue includes student-written articles, college planning advice, college reviews, book reviews, puzzles and more.

  • Israel Art and Science Academy
    The academy is a national upper-level boarding school for gifted students who excel in science, music or the visual arts. Students enter the academy after a three-step screening process: a written exam, an interview and a three-day workshop. The academy promotes creativity by providing opportunity for interdisciplinary studies and personal projects.

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  • Math Circle
    The Math Circle is designed for students who enjoy math and want the added challenge of exciting topics that are normally outside the school curriculum. Classes begin with a free discussion of ideas and play of invention around a developing problem. Then, once insight blossoms, this insight is formally linked to axioms, aiming for elegance and clarity.

  • Musiclink Foundation
    The Musiclink Foundation is a nonprofit organization that links promising young music students who are in financial need with music teachers who provide partial to full scholarships for as long as the child wishes to learn. The foundation hopes to expand resources by providing instruments, camp scholarships and performance experiences. The program now has almost 1,000 students in 42 states.

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  • National Association for Gifted Children is the premier association advocating for an appropriate education for the nation's gifted and talented children. They publish Gifted Child Quarterly, Parenting for High Potential magazine, curriculum models, program standards and other books for teachers and parents. They hold an annual convention attended by over 4,000.
  • Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
    The Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development consists of a) The National Research Center for the Gifted Talented, b) Confratute, c) Three Summers Program, d) UConn Mentor Connection and e) Accelerated Schools Project. To learn more about each of these programs please visit their respective pages from the main page.

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  • Online College Courses
    Over 500 of the best, free online courses from the world’s leading universities — right at your fingertips in one easy-to-access platform.

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  • Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG)
    PEG is a unique, fully supervised residential program at Mary Baldwin College for mature, academically gifted girls who begin college 1-4 years early. Eligible students may enter at any point after completing the 8th grade. PEG students are full-time college students and generally receive their BA or BS degree within four years. A full-time professional staff provides supervision, guidance and programming.

  • Professor Joan Freeman
    Joan Freeman is an international presenter, seminar and workshop leader, scientific journal editor and researcher, and has designed, organized and taught many courses across all five continents on professional and personal growth. In addition to hundreds of scientific and popular publications, she has published 11 books, including the best-selling "How to Raise a Bright Child" and "Educating the Very Able: Current International Research."

  • Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
    PROMYS is a 6-week summer program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Students take a course in number theory as well as participating in independent exploration projects.

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  • Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program
    The Science Outreach program gives high school students and K-12 teachers the opportunity to experience the content, methods, culture and ethos of modern research through immersion in the process of scientific inquiry. Students gain mentored research experience in laboratories while also learning, through weekly seminars, the basics of communicating with their scientific peers and the lay public.

  • The Roeper School
    The Roeper School is a pre-K through grade 12 coeducational day school for gifted children, with campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan. At the core of the school is an idealistic philosophy for life based upon self-actualization, interdependence, diversity and human rights.

  • Ross Summer Mathematics Program
    The Ross Program is an intense 8-week residential summer program for precollege students talented in mathematics. Participants become deeply immersed in the world of mathematical discovery by discovering patterns, making conjectures and constructing convincing proofs.

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  • Society for Science & the Public
    Society for Science & the Public organizes and hosts the Intel Science Talent Search and the International Science and Engineering Fair. Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs.

  • Sea Education Association
    The Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Mass., provides undergraduates with an opportunity to participate in an academic 12-week, full credit study-abroad program, Woods Hole Sea Semester. The program combines intensive research in the areas of oceanography, maritime studies and nautical science with hands-on experience aboard a traditional sailing ship. There are also shorter seminars designed especially for high school students and teachers K-12.

  • SENG: Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
    SENG focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children, helping them to identify giftedness in children and providing guidance, information and resources that will help children come to understand and accept their unique talents. Further, SENG provides a forum for parents and educators to communicate about effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.

  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    Simon's Rock College of Bard is the nation's only college of the liberal arts and sciences designed expressly for students of high school age. Most students enter Simon's Rock after completing the 10th or 11th grade, and follow programs leading to the Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in liberal arts. At Simon's Rock, students pursue academic work among their peers, in an environment sensitive to their developmental needs.

  • Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
    The objective of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth is to investigate the optimal development and realization of intellectual talent over the life span. Thus far the study has resulted in the publication of over 300 articles, chapters and books, and the educational facilitation of many individual students. The SMPY website contains information of interest to study participants, parents, researchers and educators.

  • Summer Institute for the Gifted
    A 3-week coeducational, residential summer program for high aptitude, high achieving students, this summer experience blends an academic program with an opportunity for cultural exposure and social growth, as well as more traditional and recreational summer camp activities.

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  • Weizmann Institute of Science: Youth Activities Section
    The Youth Activities Section is dedicated to providing science education to school students of all ages from Israel and the world over. It offers a diverse range of interactive programs geared toward stimulating creative thinking and experiential learning.