Gifted Opportunities


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3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Click the link for more details. National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM is a unique learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school students who will evolve into our next generation of innovators, engineers, doctors, software developers, and scientists. National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to Discovery on Engineering, Medicine & CSI  
Ages 9-13 before August 1, 2017 (enrollment open now) On campus enrichment classes to tentatively include Cooking 101, Crime Scene Investigators, Engineering, Living 1800 Style, The Ferrum Challenge, Summer Theater, A Week at Hogwarts Academy, plus much more. Fun, Challenging, Memorable, Educational, Affordable. Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp 2017 
All ages and grade levels If you are in the Richmond area plan a visit to the VIrginia Museum of Fine Arts. Check out their site for upcoming activities for students of all ages. Virginia Musem of Fine Arts 
All ages welcome, FREE The Virginia Science Festival features a month-long SCIENCE PARTY. Dates TBA for 2017. The Science Festival includes hands-on experiences, live performances, interactive demonstrations and techno entertainment that will inspire a wonder in science for all ages. Virginia Science Festival  
All grade levels represented A listing of a variety of camps offered through George Mason University. Upcoming 2017 camps TBA. George Mason University Summer Camps and Programs 
All students who are at least 16 years of age or are rising juniors Our High School Leaders Program gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in their communities and schools. Participants engage in substantive debate about the public policy challenges facing the Commonwealth and interact with Virginia's political and business leaders. The two-week HSLP is held each summer on grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The program features a Virginia-focused, multidisciplinary curriculum with three main goals: To prepare future leaders for ethical and responsible citizenship and public service in the Commonwealth To connect Virginia's youth leaders from different backgrounds and philosophies with each other and with current leaders in the government, business, and non-profit sectors. To energize our democratic system of government by promoting civic engagement among youth leaders. High School Leaders Program at UVA 
Art for All Ages Plenty of artsy things to do locally. The Arts Council of the Twin Counties 
Currently enrolled in grades 4-10  In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 39th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2016/2017 school year were able to apply to attend a twelve day session. SEP has three summer sessions. Visit the website FYI. UVA Summer Enrichment Program 
Four seperate programs for students ages 9 - High School For strongly motivated students, we offer the opportunity to take full-credit classes alongside W&M students during our summer sessions. We invite high-achieving high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates to participate in our National Institute of American History and Democracy's Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. The Virginia Shakespeare Festival's Young Shakespeare Camps are a dream opportunity for young actors wishing to learn about the production of Shakespeare's plays for young people ages 9-17. We offer Saturday and Summer enrichment courses in a variety of subject areas, each designed to challenge the advanced student in a way that's not possible in a conventional classroom. William and Mary Pre-college Programs 
Gifted and Talented Junior and Seniors A. Linwood Holton, Virginia's first academic year virtual Governor's School, provides special opportunities for very able and motivated high school students who want to become part of an exciting and challenging program. Using sophisticated distance learning and Internet based telecommunications technologies to deliver an advanced curriculum especially designed for gifted and talented students in their home schools, the A. Linwood Holton Governor's School fills a unique need in a very innovative way. Students from 42 high schools use "state of the art" LearnLinc software to attend classes, listen to lectures, participate in discussions, complete lab activities, etc. - from their school, home, or almost anywhere. Many of their tests are also completed and submitted online. Most of the content for the school's courses is online, as well as available in the textbooks provided, and is accessible to students at any time and place. Class sessions are recorded and archived and are available from the school's web site.  A. Linwood Holton Virtual Governor's School 
Grades 2-12 In coordination with the Curry School of Education, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning. SEP hosts two programs throughout the year. The Saturday program serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and the Summer residential program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grade.  Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 
Grades K - 11 The College of William & Mary's spring SEP in Williamsburg, VA, is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in grades K–11. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of high-ability students at specific grade and age levels. William and Mary Saturday Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 
Grades K - 9 Over 17 Virginia camps listed on this site. One stop shopping! Virginia Career View 
Graduating high school seniors in the United States The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime. National Youth Science Camp 
High School Level  Gifted learners at the high school level are a population with distinct educational needs. They have potential that requires differentiated and challenging educational services beyond those provided in the general education program. This document is designed to help school divisions establish or improve programs for gifted high school students. Check out the Governor's School listings on pages 24-25. The camp listings are on pages 35-36. Educational Opportunities for Gifted Students at the High School Level - VDOE 
High School Level Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering. Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Governor's Schools 
High School Level Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad adventure? With IES Abroad, something unexpected is just around the world. IES Abroad - Study Abroad 
Must be between 16 and 18 years old.  The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime. National Youth Science Camp 
Rising 10th-12th graders The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides the same academic adventure while building the student's leadership skills.  Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program 
Rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders  Rising fifth, sixth, and seventh graders will be hosted by the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for one week in the summer of 2017 for the Science and Creativity in Motion summer camp. Classes will feature advanced material and are scheduled so that students may take up to four classes to broaden their educational experience. The classes are designed to give students an opportunity to explore a specific field of interest in-depth while learning in a fun and exciting environment. Southwest Virginia Summer Governor's School 
Rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  The goal of SEAS Academy is to inspire young scholars towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Participants will enjoy one week of interactive activities and classes with UVA's professors and graduate students from the School of Engineering, who will introduce them to various disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering. UVA SEAS Academy 
Rising 6th through 8th graders  Students will again have the opportunity to work with professors and students from UVa-Wise as well as experienced teachers in secondary education to get hands-on experience with robotics and artificial intelligence. S.P.I.R.I.T. Summer Program In Robotics and Intelligent Technology 
Rising High School Juniors and Seniors The primary goal of the Center for the Diversity in Engineering's Introduction to Engineering (ITE) program, established in 1987 as MITE, is to introduce rising high school juniors and seniors to the theory and practice of engineering through lectures, labs, and exercises in engineering design, applied math, and basic science. Participants will also be introduced to various engineering disciplines through lectures and demonstrations. UVA Introduction to Engineering (ITE) 
Rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics.  The Radford University College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge program is a week-long residential experience for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. Thanks to many generous donors and sponsors of the program, full scholarships will be awarded competitively to participants. The scholarships cover all costs of the program for recipients.The 2017 Summer Bridge dates TBA. The Radford University College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge program  
The program is designed to accommodate up to 450 children between the ages of 9 and 12 (as of September 30, 2016) representing a geographically diverse area. Kids’ Tech University is a semester-long event! In January, February, March, and April there is an all-day event that consists of an interactive session, which is centered on answering a question about the world around us, and a hands-on component, which features the Virginia Tech professors, students, clubs, and community. Kids can take part in the virtual labs and forum after the all-day event to continue to cultivate their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Kid's Tech University at VT 
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