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How Home & School Environment Affect Student Achievement

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How should student achievement be measured? Many schools are moving away from traditional measurements such as letter grades and testing. Assessment of achievement should reflect a student’s ability to use and understand what they’ve learned.

There is strong evidence that school climate – student/teacher relationships; values and norms; shared practices – affects student achievement. Students respond when schools emphasize academic excellence and promote positive interpersonal relationships.

Educators as role models impact students’ establishing goals for knowledge attainment, how they view their personal strengths, and their goals for the future. In contrast, students will assume negative perceptions by teachers of their abilities; such as, being thought of as lazy, unmotivated, or lacking ability. Teachers can have a positive effect on student achievement by encouraging students to do their best and by having high expectations of student performance.

School-wide interventions promoting healthy interpersonal relationships can drive improvement in student achievement. Interventions should stress building strong bonds between school mission and removal of barriers to full participation by all students in school activities fostering an affinity for school.

The home environment sets the stage for openness to learning; appreciation for achievement; and opportunity for learning outside of school. Creating a positive atmosphere in the home that nurtures, encourages, and responds to a child’s needs in a caring and fostering way will promote healthy academic achievement. A positive home environment that promotes student achievement will include provide ample reading materials, visits to libraries and regional enrichment opportunities such as museums or historical sites & time with intellectual peers.

Parents purposefully involving themselves in their child’s academic life by setting a positive tone about the importance of education can strongly influence achievement.  When parents and caregivers provide strong and clear messages about aspirations for their children regarding school performance, student achievement is positively impacted. A transcript of this chat may be found at Wakelet.

Big changes at TAGT! This week,  the appointment of Strategic Association Management was announced as our new management model and Paulina van Eeden Hill, CAE, as TAGT’s new Executive Director. Read more about these exciting changes here. Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT welcomes Paulina and looks forward to working with her and the great team at TAGT.

Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented  is a weekly chat on Twitter. Join us Thursdays at 8E/7C/6M/5P in the U.S. and Fridays at Noon NZST/10 AM AEST/1 AM UK  to discuss current topics in the gifted community and meet experts in the field. Transcripts of our weekly chats can be found at Wakelet. Our Facebook Page provides information on the chat and news and information regarding the gifted community. Also, checkout our Pinterest Page and Playlist on YouTube.

Head Shot 2014-07-14  About the authorLisa Conrad is the Moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT and Social Media Manager of the Global #gtchat Community. She is a longtime  advocate for gifted children and also blogs at  Gifted Parenting Support. Lisa can be contacted at:


Factors Relating to the Academic Achievement and Home Environment in Economics of Higher Secondary Students

Educational Environment and Student Achievement (pdf)

How parental involvement affects student achievement

A New Wave of Evidence The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement (pdf)

Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten

Reframing Family Involvement in Education: Supporting Families to Support Educational Equity

The Impact of School Climate and School Identification on Academic Achievement: Multilevel Modeling with Student and Teacher Data

What are the Effects of the Home Environment on Learning?

The Link between School Environments and Student Academic Performance 

The Impact of Home Environment Factors on Academic Achievement of Adolescents (pdf)

How Does Your Child’s Teacher Influence Academic Performance?

Do Teaching Practices Matter for Students’ Academic Achievement? (pdf)

The Family Effect on Academic Performance in School

The Importance of Home Environment and Parental Encouragement in the Academic Achievement of African‐Canadian Youth (pdf)

Does the school building itself play a role in student achievement?

Home and School Factors as Determinants of Students’ Achievement in Senior Secondary School English Comprehension in Four South Western States (Nigeria) (pdf)

Young ICT Explorers

Sprite’s Site: Gifted Under Achievers

Cybraryman’s Learning Pages

Cybraryman’s Study Skills/Organization Pages

What Adults Can Learn from Kids (TED2010 8:06)

Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children (Amazon)

Mind Matters Podcasts: The Over-Under on Achievement with Dr. Jim Delisle

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Graphic courtesy of Lisa Conrad


Optimizing Asynchronous Development

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The term asynchronous development was originally conceptualized by a group known as the Columbus Group. It is widely accepted today relating to gifted children. The Columbus Group defined asynchronous development as children whose inner experiences and awareness due to intellect and intensities were qualitatively different from the norm. They believed parenting, teaching and counseling required modifications in order for gifted children to develop optimally.

It is important to understand giftedness through the lens of asynchronous development. Initially, gifted children may not comprehend the role of asynchronous development in their lives on a very personal level. They need guidance. Society’s expectations of how a child should act and how a smart child should act put undue pressure on these kids that can have severe consequences for them and society.

There are paradoxes presented by asynchronous development. It can, but not in all cases, mean a child can achieve at levels well beyond what is expected for their chronological age. Asynchronous development may result in a child being placed in an academically appropriate place that fails to accommodate their social-emotional needs.

How does asynchronous development affect the behavioral and emotional aspects of giftedness? Once a child is identified as gifted, society tends to judge them solely on their achievements and how they perform without regard to social-emotional aspects. It can create a wildly different life experience for the gifted child; one that lacks the understanding and empathy of adults.

Adults can support a gifted child’s asynchronous development so that they aren’t overwhelmed by their ability to perceive the complexity of the world around them. Ideally, a gifted child’s social-emotional needs will be respected in conjunction with their gifts and talents. Recognizing the need is a good first step. Adults need to be hyper-aware of each gifted child’s unique challenges and develop individualized education plans that address the whole child.

Where can parents seek information about asynchronous development? One of the best books for parents is “Off the Charts.” It’s a compilation of works; many by members of the Columbus Group. The NAGC, SENG and IEA Gifted have extensive resources for parents seeking information on asynchronous development. State organizations may have additional local info as well. A transcript of this chat may be found at Wakelet.

Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented  is a weekly chat on Twitter. Join us Thursdays at 8E/7C/6M/5P in the U.S. and Fridays at Noon NZST/10 AM AEST/1 AM UK  to discuss current topics in the gifted community and meet experts in the field. Transcripts of our weekly chats can be found at Wakelet. Our Facebook Page provides information on the chat and news and information regarding the gifted community. Also, checkout our Pinterest Page and Playlist on YouTube.

Head Shot 2014-07-14  About the authorLisa Conrad is the Moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT and Social Media Manager of the Global #gtchat Community. She is a longtime  advocate for gifted children and also blogs at  Gifted Parenting Support. Lisa can be contacted at:


Off the Charts: Asynchrony and the Gifted Child (Amazon)

Definition of Asynchronous Development in Children

Asynchronous Development: An Alternate View of Giftedness

Asynchronous Development in Gifted Kids

Many Ages at Once

The Neural Plasticity of Giftedness

Giftedness: The View from Within

Asynchronous Development

Asynchronous Development (NAGC)

UK: The Misidentification & Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children

Gifted Children Do Exist Here’s What Happen when We Deny It 

What I Want You to Know about My Gifted Son

Supporting Gifted Children

Parent Hot Sheet: Asynchronous Development (pdf) (NAGC)

Life in the Asynchronous Family

Asynchronous Development

The Columbus Group

Sprite’s Site: Beginning the Journey – Gifted 101

Giftedness As Asynchronous Development

4 Fabulous Ways for Kids to Pamper Mom on Mother’s Day

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Graphic courtesy of Lisa Conrad

Sibling Rivalry in Gifted Families

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ALL children need to feel valued regardless of ability. It is a delicate balancing act. Parents must often be there for siblings when one is identified for a particular gifted program and another one is not. Gifted rivalry is not accidental. It’s important to realize intentions and counseling siblings is an important parental responsibility. It can extend to the selection of colleges, participation in academic competitions and affect acceleration decisions.

What role does ‘asynchronous development’ play in gifted sibling rivalry? It can dramatically change a child’s place in the family; such as when a younger child surpasses an older sibling academically (think Young Sheldon). This can affect decisions about acceleration. Asynchronous development can ultimately cause excessive stress on parents who themselves may not be able to ‘keep up’ with their child’s intellectual progress. Younger children who are profoundly gifted may be confused or feel constrained by what they can do socially because of their chronological age.

To minimize sibling rivalries, parents can avoid comparisons, emphasize strengths, reminding child of their uniqueness, and not give more privileges to one child over the other. Furthermore, they can be minimized by not assuming that problems will arise, teaching ‘fair’ doesn’t mean equal, and remembering that not all strengths and talents are either academics or sports. Parents can try their best to spend quality time with each child; providing companionship and time alone with each one.

What can parents do to build positive and cooperative relationships in the gifted family? They can value their child’s point of view as a way to encourage cooperation and value the strengths and weaknesses of each child while acknowledging their differences.

Schools can offer resources to parents of gifted children with mixed abilities. They can suggest parents utilize school guidance counselors and enlist a favorite teacher when necessary to encourage a student to model good behavior at home. Finally, schools should maintain a positive parent-school relationship by offering resources to parents such as providing opportunities for gifted children to explore interests and passions. A transcript may be found at Wakelet.

Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented  is a weekly chat on Twitter. Join us Thursdays at 8E/7C/6M/5P in the U.S. and Fridays at Noon NZST/10 AM AEST/1 AM UK  to discuss current topics in the gifted community and meet experts in the field. Transcripts of our weekly chats can be found at Wakelet. Our Facebook Page provides information on the chat and news and information regarding the gifted community. Also, checkout our Pinterest Page and Playlist on YouTube.

Head Shot 2014-07-14  About the authorLisa Conrad is the Moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT and Social Media Manager of the Global #gtchat Community. She is a longtime  advocate for gifted children and also blogs at  Gifted Parenting Support. Lisa can be contacted at:


When One Child Is Gifted: Avoiding Sibling Rivalry

How Gifted Children Impact the Family

A Gifted Child Increases Sibling Rivalry, Study Finds

The Effects of Sibling Competition

Comparing Gifted and Non-Gifted Sibling Perceptions of Family Relations (pdf 1982)

Gifted and Non-Gifted Siblings: How Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

The Social World of Gifted Children and Youth (pdf)

When One Sibling is More “Gifted” Than the Other

Tempo: Guidance & Counseling of Gifted Students

Life in the Asynchronous Family

Siblings of Twice-Exceptional Children

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children (Amazon)

Congrats, Your Kid is Gifted…But What About Her Sibling?

Keeping the Family Balance

Setting Boundaries for Gifted Siblings

Sibling Relationships in Families with Gifted Children (pdf)

Cybraryman’s Gifted and Talented Page

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Graphic courtesy of Lisa Conrad

Finding Summer Enrichment Opportunities

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Why is it important to find summer enrichment opportunities for gifted kids? There are many reasons to find summer enrichment; particularly when so many gifted students are languishing in classrooms where they lack challenge and enrichment. It’s been my experience these kids crave enriching summers. Summertime and school holidays can provide those rare opportunities for family time; forming true-peer relationships in pre-college or camp experiences; engaging in passion projects; exploration of new interests.

Enrichment can cover wide-ranging areas; but should ‘extend’ learning experiences. Consideration should be given to a child’s current level of understanding and desire to enhance knowledge in a particular area. It should not be an attempt to recreate the ‘classroom’ in just another setting. It should be fun and interesting for kids. They should be the one to determine the content of their enrichment experience.

Families can use summer and holiday time to seek enrichment opportunities. They need to take time for careful planning both in terms of time constraints, budget, and what the child wants to do. Family time together is precious; a time for building memories. Including enrichment is a win-win situation. Favorite vacation destinations, a family visit, even sightseeing; all can be repurposed or enhanced to seek enriching experiences for gifted kids. Family planning sessions can help to maximize the benefits for everyone.

Virtually all colleges and universities offer some form of pre-college enrichment. By scheduling opportunities at various schools, students can get a feel for the college experience while deciding what they are looking for in a school. We had a great experience with a summer program that was housed at a university. Not only did my daughter benefit from the program, but also got to experience being on a college campus, attending classes, socializing and dorm life.

Camp-style experiences can address social-emotional concerns while also guaranteeing a gifted child being able to associate with intellectual peers and mentors. These opportunities afford gifted students the chance to have a relaxing and fun experience that informs,instructs, and enhances learning outside a traditional classroom. Please see below for a list of summer opportunities. A transcript may be found at Wakelet.

Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented  is a weekly chat on Twitter. Join us Thursdays at 8E/7C/6M/5P in the U.S. and Fridays at Noon NZST/10 AM AEST/1 AM UK  to discuss current topics in the gifted community and meet experts in the field. Transcripts of our weekly chats can be found at Storify. Our Facebook Page provides information on the chat and news and information regarding the gifted community. Also, checkout our Pinterest Page and Playlist on YouTube.

Head Shot 2014-07-14  About the authorLisa Conrad is the Moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT and Social Media Manager of the Global #gtchat Community. She is a longtime  advocate for gifted children and also blogs at  Gifted Parenting Support. Lisa can be contacted at:


Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Summer and Saturday Enrichment Programs

Summer Discovery Pre-College and Middle-School Enrichment Programs (14 University Partners)

Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens

Top Summer Camps for Gifted Children

What Summer Camp Enrichment Programs for Gifted Students Can Offer

The Importance of Summer Learning Opportunities for Gifted Students

Finding the Right Summer Program for Your Gifted Child

Planning for Summer 

Exploring Summer Camps Options (pdf)

Beyond School Walls: What Parents Can Do to Widen the Horizons of Their Gifted Learners (pdf)

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy (pdf)

Summer Enrichment of Just Hanging Out? What Parents Should Know about Extended Learning Opportunities (pdf)

50 Best Pre-College Summer Science Programs for High School Students

Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer Enrichment Opportunities – Meaningful Experiences Beyond the School Year

2e-Friendly Summer Camp Listing

A Kick Start to Summer Camps

Sprite’s Site: Gifted @ Play: Calculate your Leisure Profile

Hoagies’ Blog Hop: The Gift of Free Time

Cybraryman’s Summer Fun and Learning

Summer Enrichment Opportunities 2018*

(For informational purposes only. Listing is not an endorsement. Some deadlines have passed.)


University of Alabama K-12 Summer Programs


Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program: Summer Bridge (Anchorage) 

Campbell Creek Science Center Trailside Discovery Camp (Anchorage) 

Spring Creek Farm Trailside Discovery Camp (Palmer)

University of Alaska (Anchorage & MatSu): Summer Engineering Academies


Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented: Student Enrichment Scholarship (up to $200)

Arizona State University: Barrett Summer Scholars

Gifted Rocks Summer Camps 2018 (pdf) (Anthem/Glendale)


2018 Arkansas Governor’s School


Alpha Star Academy Summer Camps (Santa Clara)

California College of the Arts Summer Pre-College Programs

Camp Galileo (Bay Area)

Camp Galileo (SoCal)

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy (San Diego)

San Francisco Art Institute: Pre-College

Sonoma State University Summer 2018 Program

Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies Academic Enrichment Programs

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program: Summer Classes

UC Berkeley’s Pre-College Scholars: Summer Commuter Program

UC Irvine Summer 2018 Gifted Students Academy

UC San Diego Academic Connections

USC Spend the Summer with USC Dornsife


Colorado College (Colorado Springs) Gifted and Talented Plus Summer Programs 2018

Jefferson County Gifted Summer Opportunities (pdf)

UNC: Summer Enrichment Program

Weld RE-4 Summer Academic Camps 2018


Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop Summer 2018

Manchester Community College Summer Enrichment Programs

Manchester Community College Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth Excursions in Learning Youth Programs

Project Oceanology Summer Camps

Talcott Mountain Science Center Summer Programs


University of Delaware: Edge Summer College Program


Pompano Beach High School Young Scholar Academy Summer Camp for the Gifted (pdf)


Stetson University HATS Summer Courses

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program


Atlanta Public Schools: Xanadu 2018 Gifted Summer Programs

Mathematics in Action (MIA) Scholars Program (Georgia Gwinnett College)

Tech Camp (Georgia Gwinnett College)


Galileo Innovation Camps (Chicago area)

Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp

Science and Arts Academy: Summer Adventures in Learning (Des Plaines)

University of Chicago Summer Session for High School Students

Northwestern University: National High School Institute


Belin Blank Center: Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Blank Park Zoo Summer Safari Camps 2018 (Des Moines)

Dickinson County Nature Center (Okoboji): Summer Youth Camps

Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids (Coe College – Cedar Rapids)

Iowa Ceramics Center Summer and Glass Studio Camps 2018 (Cedar Rapids)

Iowa State CY-TAG Summer Residential Program

Iowa State University Engineering Camps

Kirkwood Community College: STEM Camps (Cedar Rapids)

Living History Farms Summer Day Camps 2018 (Des Moines)

Maker Summer Camps from FabLab (Iowa City)

Summit Summer Camps (Cedar Rapids)

TCR Summer Performance Camps (Cedar Rapids)

TechKnow Summer Classes (Spencer)

Willow Wind Summer Program 2018: Full STEAM AHEAD (Iowa City)


WKU: Camp Explore 1st – 3rd grade June 4-8, 2018

WKU: SCATS 6th – 8th grade June 10 -22, 2018

WKU: VAMPY 7th – 10th June 24 – July 14, 2018

WKU: Camp Innovate July 3rd – 5th grade   9 – 13, 2018


McNeese State University Governor’s Program for Gifted Children

University of Louisiana Lafayette Academic Achievement Program: Rising Pre-K through 6th Grades (pdf)

University of Louisiana Lafayette Summer Scholars Residential and Commuter Program 2018 (pdf)


Boston College: Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

Brandeis University: Summer Residential Programs

Gakko: The Berkshires Ages: 13 – 18 June 24th – July 13th, 2018

New England Center for Investigative Reporting: The Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute (Boston)

Smith College (Women): Field Studies for Sustainable Futures

Smith College (Women): Summer Science & Engineering Program

Snow Farm Summer (Williamsburg)

Tuffs University: Summer at Tuffs Pre-College Programs

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontier Program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Launch Program


University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars


Calvin College: Summer Camps

Roeper Summer Programs

Michigan State University: GATE Summer Programs 2018 (pdf)


2018 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide


University of Southern Mississippi Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies: Summer Gifted Studies Program


Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School Pre-College Summer Programs 


Doane University – Crete: Going Green! Algae for Biofuels Camp

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland): Summer Camps

University of Nebraska – Cedar Point Biological Station: Biodiversity and Field Science Camp

University of Nebraska – Kearney: Cyber Camp

University of Nebraska – Lincoln: Life Underground:  The Unseen Power of Microbes Camp

University of Nebraska – Omaha: Aim For the Stars Science & Math Camp

University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha: High School Alliance Enrichment Programs

New Jersey:

Gifted Child Society Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM Day Camp 2018

Kean University Group Summer Scholars Research Program for High School Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Women in Engineering & Technology Initiatives FEMME Program

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Intermediate Robotics (iRobotics) 

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Fundamentals of Physical Sciences

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Academy College Courses for High School Students

Rider University: Pre-College Musical Theatre Institute

Rider University: Pre-College Stage and Screen Acting Academy

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Camps, Institutes, and Intensives

Rutgers University: Summer Scholars Program

Rutgers University: Summer Science Scholars Academy

Rutgers University: Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

SEE Camp Summer Enrichment

Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken) Pre-College Programs

Stockton University: Science Enrichment Academy (SEAS)

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Summer Bonner Fellows Program

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Summer Academy for the Exploration of Health Professions

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Summer Academy for Science, Career, and Research Exploration

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Summer High School Urban Teacher Academy (pdf)

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Summer Robotics Camp

New York:

Alfred University Summer Programs

Challenge Camp (Westchester Co.)

Columbia University Barnard College High School Pre-College Summer Programs

Cooper Union: Introduction to Architecture for High School Students

Cooper Union: Summer Art Intensive

Cooper Union: Summer STEM Program

Cooper Union: Summer Writing Program

Cornell: Summer College

Hunter College Summer Enrichment Program (NYC)

Ithaca College Summer College for High School Students

NYC Summer Academy

New York Institute of Technology Academy

New York University (NYU): Summer High School Programs

Saratoga 2018 Summer Enrichment (pdf)

Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students

Union College Summer Program

Wagner College: Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students

North Carolina:

Duke University: Summer Academy for High School Students

Duke University: Summer College for High School Students

Duke University: Summer Intensive STEM Academy


Air Camp (Dayton)

Be Wise STEM Camps (Girls) (Denison University – Granville)

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery: Summer Camps (Dayton)

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Miami University Youth Writing Camp 2018

Oberlin College and Conservatory Summer Programs

Ohio Northern University Summer Academic and Honors Institute

Ohio Northern University Summer Camps

Ohio State: Explorations in Neuroscience Summer Camp

Ohio State: Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

Ohio State: Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers Intensive Three-day Residential Program

Ohio State: Philosophy and Critical Thinking Summer Camp – 2018 Focus: Justice

Ohio State: Public Speaking and Debate Camp

Ohio State: Ross Mathematics Program

Ohio State: STEM Summer Camps

Ohio State: Stone Lab Introductory Courses

Ohio State: Summer Institute for Discovering Nursing 2018

Ohio Supercomputer Center Summer Institute 2018 (Columbus)

Ohio Wesleyan University Junior League of Columbus Residential Summer Camp

Otterbein University 2018 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented

Otterbein University Summer Music Experience

Summer Opportunities for Gifted Learners

Thurber Center 2018 Summer Writing Camp (Columbus)

University of Cincinnati: Design Architecture Art Planning (DAAP) Camps 2018 

University of Cincinnati: High School Arts Immersion

University of Toledo: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Camps

Wright State Pre-College Residential Camps 2018


Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

Camp Ballibay Arts Camp (Wyalusing Township)

Chatham University High School Summer Experiences Eduscholars/STEAM Camp (pdf)

Chatham University (Eden Hill) Sustainability Leadership Academy

CMU: Pre-College Artificial Intelligence

CMU: Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science

CMU: Summer Pre-College Programs

Cumberland Valley School District Summer Enrichment 2018 (pdf) (Mechanicsburg) 

Duquesne University: Summer Institute for High School Students

Duquesne University: Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

Gettysburg College Summer Programs

Grayson School Summer 2018 Enrichment Programs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors College

Juniata College: Summer Science Splash Camp

Lebanon Valley College Summer Camps

Point Park University High School Summer Journalism Workshop

Susquehanna University: Exploring Legal Careers Summer Workshop

Susquehanna University: Summer Writers Workshop

University of Pennsylvania Penn Summer High School Programs

University of Pittsburgh Accelerated High School

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island School of Design: Pre-College

Roger Williams University: High School Summer Academy

South Carolina:

Furman University Summer Scholars


Vanderbilt University Programs for Talented Youth Summer 2018 Student Programs


Aquatic Science Adventure Camp

AwesomeMath Summer Programs (Plano)

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

Baylor’s University for Young People

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Camp BRIT 2018

Casa Mañana Performing Arts Conservatory Camp Casa Jr. (Fort Worth) 

Casa Mañana Performing Arts Conservatory Camp Casa (Fort Worth)

Central Texas Writing Project: Young Writers Camp (Multiple Locations) 

Creative Brick Builders: 2018 Summer Camps (Multiple Locations)

E.A. Young Academy’s Ignite! Summer Intensives 2018

Fort Worth Museum Science and History: Summer 2018 Museum School 

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge: 2018 Summer Natural History Adventures (pdf)

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Camps and Programs

Game Worlds (Austin)

Kimbell Art Museum: Summer Camps (Fort Worth)

Lone Star Leadership Academy (DFW)

Mansfield ISD: Rising Stars Discovery Camp 2018

Mighty Minds Enrichment Programs: Summer Camps (Plano/Frisco) 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Summer Art Camp and Art Study at the Modern 2018

Rice University: Creative Writing Camp

Rice University: Energy Explorations Academy at Rice University Summer 2018

Rice University: Rice Computer Engineering Design Academy for Middle School Students

Rice University: Rice Summer Business Institute

Rice University: Rice Summer Sessions for High School Students

Rice University: Tapia Camps Programs for Summer 2018

Summer Scholars Camp (Multiple Locations)

Texas A&M: Youth Adventure Program (College Station)

TCU Summer Camps 

Texas State University: EARDC Aquatic Science Adventure Camp (San Marcos)

Texas Tech University – Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL)

UT Arlington: Engineering Summer Programs

UT Arlington: Music Camps

UT Arlington: Kids and Teens University Summer Camps

UT Arlington: Summer @CAPPA 2018

UT Dallas: Coding Camps Summer 2018


Talent Development Institute: TDI Summer Camp 2018

The Putney School Summer Arts Studios


Governor’s Foreign Language Academies 2018

University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools 2018


Robinson Center for Young Scholars Summer Challenge (University of Washington) 

Satori Camp

Summer @ Seabury 2018 (Tacoma)

Whitworth University: Whitworth’s Summer Program for Gifted Middle School Students (Spokane)

Washington, D.C.:

American University Community of Scholars Summer Program

Georgetown University Summer High School Programs 

George Washington University Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students 

The St. Albans School of Public Service

West Virginia:

National Youth Science Camp (WV)


Academic Study Associates Summerfuel

AIFS Gap Year/High School Programs Abroad

Boston University: Summer Programs for High School Students

Brown University Pre-College Summer Programs

Camp Summit (East/West)

Catholic University of America School of Architecture Summer High School Program

Coding with Kids: Camps Summer 2018 (Multiple Locations)

Concordia Language Villages Summer Camps (MN)

Cornell University Catalyst Academy

Davidson THINK Summer Institute (NV)

Duke University Youth Summer Programs (NC)

Great Books Summer Programs

Green River Preserve (NC)

Harvard University (MA) Summer Programs for High School Students

Interlochen Arts Camp (MI)

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs (MD)

Junior Statesman Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students


National Inventors: Camp Invention (Multiple Locations)

National Student Leadership Conference (Multiple Locations)

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Summer Programs (IL) 

Purdue University GERI Summer Camps

Space Camp (AL)

Summer Discovery – Middle School Enrichment (Multiple Locations) 

Summer Institute for the Gifted (Multiple Locations)

UC-Berkeley: Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps (CA) 

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Summer Programs

William & Mary: Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History

Windsor Mountain Summer Camp (NH)

Yale Young Global Scholars

Yunasa Summer Camps


CET Academic Programs (Study Abroad)

Oxbridge Academic Programs (US Locations)


Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Online Summer Classes

Laurel Springs Schools Summer Program

Northwestern University: Gifted Learning Links

*List compiled by and courtesy of Lisa Conrad and Gifted Parenting Support.

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Graphic courtesy of Lisa Conrad.

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