Within the New York City/Metropolitan Area:
Hunter College Summer Enrichment Program for the Gifted provides programs for gifted children in K-6. Contact the program director at 212-860-1289.
Hollingworth Science Camp provides summer science enrichment activities. To find out more about the program, please call 212-678-3851 or address your inquiry to:
Hollingworth Center Box 170
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York 10027
Outside the New York City/Metropolitan Area:
New York State Summer School of the Arts provides summer residential programs for New York State high school students. It is intensive pre-professional training with internationally acclaimed artists and artistic companies.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides academically advanced students with an exciting and serious educational experience. The program combines outstanding academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. http://www.giftedstudy.com/
Since 1979, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has focused on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities. The CTY community includes very bright students from all over the world whose talents place them well ahead of their age mates. CTY offers gifted students and their families and schools as well, a wide range of programs and services to nurture their intellectual abilities, enhance personal development, and foster better understanding of the needs of talented youth. Check out all their programs at http://cty.jhu.edu/
Summer School at Phillips Exeter Academy is a five week program which includes academic study, athletics and exploration. ACCESS EXETER is for students entering grades eight and nine, which offers accelerated study in the arts and sciences. The ACCESS EXETER curriculum consists of six academic clusters. Each cluster consists of three courses organized around a central theme, while the UPPER SCHOOL offers programs of study for high school students entering grades ten through twelve and post-grad. Upper School students may choose to sample several different disciplines, taking courses in such topics as web page design, conversational French, and/or observational Astronomy. To obtain a catalog and an application packet visit their web site at www.exeter.edu/summer or call 603-777-3488.
QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities to some of the nation's best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match. The College Prep Scholarship provides a risk-free opportunity for outstanding low-income students to prepare to apply to the nation's best colleges and universities. To find out more about this program, please visit http://www.questbridge.org/index.html
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation. The Foundation identifies and assists young people of exceptional promise, purpose, behavior and character who demonstrate financial need and distinction in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities.
DAVIDSON FELLOW SCHOLARSHIPS The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is offering high achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named as 2008 Davidson Fellows, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box.
The scholarship must be used at an accredited institute of learning. For more information on the Davidson Fellows scholarship, or to download an application, please visit http://www.davidsonfellows.org/.
Helpful Web Sites For Parents
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of concerned parents and educators designed to promote the education and welfare of the gifted and talented in New York State. For more information visit http://www.agateny.com/ .The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. www.cec.sped.org/index.html
Helpful Web Sites For Parents
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. http://www.nagc.org/
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals. http://www.sengifted.org/
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC system and is administered by the National Library of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. http://npin.org/
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet, plus annotations and first hand information provided by parents. http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities. http://www.gifted-children.com/
GT World is an on-line support community for parents of Gifted and Talented children. www.gtworld.org/index.html
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. http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/