Gifted Opportunities

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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 
Sophomores The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for High School Sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE, apply in the fall of 2014) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers. The program features two key elements: 1.) a dynamic on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, where scholars will learn first hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions.  Virginia Space Coast Scholars Summer Academy for Sophomores 
•Be currently in their junior year of high school and at least 16 years of age (apply in fall of 2014) The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars 
Grades 4-7 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 2014 
Grades 9-12 Intel ISEF FairThe Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,600 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards. Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. Intel ISEF Fair 
Grades 2-12 Multiple listing of UVA programs and enrichment opportunities for students. Over 35 listings are included for all ages. UVA Programs and Activities for Kids 
Currently enrolled in grades 4-10 In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 36th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2013/2014 school year may apply to attend a twelve day session. SEP offers three summer sessions to choose from.Applications for the Summer program are available on this website every December 15th and are due on February 15th for that summer's program.  UVA Summer Enrichment Program 
Must be between 16 and 18 years (Apply next year) The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an intense month-long camp for young scientists conducted during the summer after they graduate from high school. Two students are chosen to represent each state as delegates to the NYSC. National Youth Science Camp 
Rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders Rising fifth, sixth, and seventh graders will be hosted by the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School the week of June 23- 27, 2014, 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 (apply in the 2014-15 school year) The goal of ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at UVa is to instill an interest in engineering among middle school students, defined as rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Participants will enjoy two weeks full of interactive activities and classes with U.Va.'s professors from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, secondary teachers, and U.Va. graduate students, who will introduce them to various disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical,computer science, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering. ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) 
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. The 2014 edition of the program will take place from Sunday, July 13 – Friday, July 18, 2014. 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 Radford University College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge program  
Rising students in grades 6-8 The 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Workshop is a free event sponsored by the Tau Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. ( The 2014 STEM Summer Workshop aims to expose interested students (Grades 6-8) to activities and experiences in the biomedical sciences and engineering. Students will participate in activities that provide hands-on experience working with basic concepts and features of these fields in the hopes of instilling an interest and possible career aspirations in the biomedical sciences or engineering. The 6-hour workshops are intended to provide activities in a college environment as well as exposure to professionals who have made careers in these areas of study. Evidence suggests that the next wave of jobs in the American economy will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This summer program intends to cultivate an interest and greater understanding of STEM as students continue their educational pursuits. 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Workshop 
3rd, 4th and 5th graders How would you like to design and build a bridge? Scrub in as a doctor? Investigate a crime? This summer, you can try all three if you attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to Discovery on Engineering, Medicine & CSI. Designed especially for elementary school students in third, fourth or fifth grades, this is a fun, educational experience that allows you to go wherever your imagination leads you. National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to Discovery on Engineering, Medicine & CSI  
Rising 6th-9th graders and 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 
Ages 5-18 King Arthur's Quest: The Missoula Children's Theatre is providing a week of music, drama and fun and it's FREE too! July 7-12, 2014. They will cast up to 50 children ages 5-18 and the audition for KING ARTHUR's QUEST will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Carroll County Middle School Band Room. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. This is a group audition and no advance preparation is necessary. Come and have a good time!  Missoula Children's Theatre 
Students grades 6-12 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW: An Original Play Festival is a new endeavor for the Arts Council of the Twin Counties. Twin County Students grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit original, short plays inspired by one of three key phrases: “I Remember,” “I Wish,” and “I Dream.” These original pieces are due to the Arts Council by May 23, 2014 for inclusion in a week-long workshop and performance festival which will take place June 9 – 15, 2014. These short plays should be 10-15 minute in length and can be solo monologues or 2-6 character pieces and should be submitted via email to in a Microsoft Word Document. The student playwrights will then join theatre professionals June 9-14 to polish their work. The pieces will then be performed on Saturday, June 15th on the Galax Theatre Guild/Carol Waddell Outdoor Stage for the public. Please contact the Arts Council at 276-238-1217 for more information. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW is funded through a Virginia Commission for the Arts, Summer Arts in Education Grant and the member/donors of the Arts & Cultural Council of the Twin Counties. The Arts Council of the Twin Counties 
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