AWE Accelerated Weekend Experience, Center for Talent Development
The Accelerated Weekend Experience provides academically talented students age 3 through grade 9 a full, single weekend to explore an area of study in depth with an expert in the field. AWE runs on a single weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Courses are offered in partnership with host sites, most often a school or community organization. Application deadline: January 10, 2017. For more information, visit www.ctd.northwestern.edu/awe
Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/The Center for Gifted
Two fabulous winter break programs with students and their families
!0% discount valid through December 15. Use code: Winter10
These programs provide a safe, fun, inspiring experience to students over the holiday.
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Davidson Academy – Announces New Online High School
The Davidson Academy is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-time online high school option opening for the 2017-2018 academic year! Consequently, the Davidson Academy will now offer two educational options for students – the online high school for those living anywhere in the U.S. and the day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The Academy is a proven leader in educating our nation’s brightest students. Since 2006, the Davidson Academy has been recognized as an exceptional school for profoundly gifted middle and high school students already living in the Reno area and those who can move to Nevada. For those who cannot move, now there will be a full-time online high school option. This new online option reflects the Davidson Academy’s commitment to the profoundly gifted student population by offering a rigorous online academic environment where these students can thrive among their intellectual peers.
Davidson Academy’s Online High School – The application for the new online high school is now available. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the online high school will include courses for incoming freshmen and sophomores. Courses for juniors and seniors will be added in subsequent years. The Davidson Academy curriculum is two to three years accelerated and all courses are accredited. Applicants must be 12 to 15 years old as of Sept. 30, 2017, submit ACT or SAT scores for incoming 9th and 10th graders according to the Online High School Qualification Criteria and commit to being full-time students. This age requirement will be expanded upward as more advanced high school courses are added in future years. For Nevada residents, both options – attending either the online or Reno school – are free, and there is no application and assessment fee. However, out-of-state students must pay a $100 application and assessment fee. If accepted, out-of-state students must also pay tuition, knowing financial assistance will be offered. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 and, if space remains available, late applications will be considered until April 15, 2017. Please visit the Online High School’s How to Apply page.
Davidson Academy ‘s Reno School – A free, public day school for profoundly gifted middle and high school students located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, the Academy is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Classes are grouped by ability level, rather than by age-based grades, thereby providing profoundly gifted young people an educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests. To attend the Davidson Academy in Reno, students must be at the middle or high school level across all subject areas and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests, such as the ACT or SAT. Please visit the Reno school’s Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis with a final application deadline of Jan. 15, 2017.
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2017 THINK Summer Institute – Three-Week Academic Residential Program
The Davidson Institute is seeking gifted teens to attend the 2017 THINK Summer Institute. THINK is a three-week residential summer program on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn up to six college credits by completing two university courses. The 2017 THINK Summer Institute will run from July 15 through August 5. Tuition is $3,700 and covers course credits, books and materials, room and board, and the cost of planned activities. Need-based scholarships are available. To qualify, students must be 13 to 16 years old during THINK and must submit a SAT or an ACT score report. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
2017 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2017 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. Applicants must submit an original piece of work that is recognized as significant by experts in the field and that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2017.
Davidson Young Scholars Application Available
The national Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE support, information and resources to families of profoundly gifted students. Through an online community and annual event, Young Scholars have the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and abilities, as well as utilize their talents to maximize their educational potential and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents collaborate with a team of knowledgeable Family Consultants who provide individualized services based on each family’s unique needs, including educational advocacy and planning, social and emotional development, and identifying enrichment opportunities. Once enrolled, families choose their level of involvement in program services, in addition to exclusive opportunities such as online courses and a summer camp for 8 to 12 year olds. The Davidson Young Scholars application deadline is the first of each month.
IMSA - Apply Yourself
Online Application now is available. The application deadline is February 1, 2017. A required portion of the iMSA application is the SAT test. Please note that College Board implemented the new, redesigned SAT in March 2016; only scores from the new test will be accepted. The final opportunity for Class of 2020 applicants to take the SAT is the January 2017 test date. College Board administers the SAT; to register, visit www.collegeboard.org
For more information, call 630-907-5028 or visit online at www.imsa.edu/admissions
IAGC Professional Development
Let IAGC be your source for year-round professional development.
Visit the Professional Development webpage for brief descriptions and links to complete information about each workshop and how to register and pay online
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
34th Annual Conference
August 4-6, 2017, Chicago Marriott Naperville
Preconference, August 3, 2017
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