Gifted and Talented

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Local University Programs and Camps

Michigan State University  state_s_logo

Gifted and Talented Programs at Michigan State University
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs promote differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school and high school.

MSU -PAN ( Physics of Atomic Nuclei) Program
A program for middle and high school physical science, chemistry and physics students.
Contact: Dr R Zegers (517) 333-6473,


Northwestern University


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
Northwestern's center for serving gifted students and their families


Hope College 

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PATH, the Program for Academically Talented at Hope College, is a cooperative project of Hope College, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, and local school districts. It offers fast-paced, accelerated instruction in writing and mathematics to academically talented seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students

Hope College Summer Science Programs
Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children 3 years old to 9th grade to explore the wonderful world of science.


Grand Valley State UniversityGVSU

STEPS Summer Camp for Girls at Grand Valley State University
A one-week day camp introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering.


University of MichiganU_of_M_logo

Summer Institute for the Gifted at University of Michigan
Residential program for students grades 4-11. Variety of subject which to choose.


Cornerstone UniversityCornerstone

Cornerstone University's Annual Journalism Institute
To train high school students in interviewing, writing, reporting and photography.


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Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University
College level mathematics. Open to all elite mathematics students.


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Calvin College A.C.E- Academic Camps of Excellence
Summer camps for gifted middle school students in math, science, literature, computer science and economics.


Albion College

Operation Bentley at Albion College
A week-long intensive academic program held at Albion College for high school juniors who have been selected to participate in a rigorous and rewarding study of local, state, and national politics
Operation Bentley

Student Online Options-Virtual School Programs

Virtual High School-Maynard, Maryland
VHS recognizes that many middle school students are academically ready for high school courses and their chronological age sometimes keeps them from experiencing the challenges they need to stay motivated and excited about school. General, AP, and College Credits offered.

Michigan Virtual Schools-Lansing, Michigan
The Michigan Virtual School (MVS) is an online resource that enables Michigan high schools and middle schools to provide courses (all taught by certified teachers) and other learning tools that students wouldn't otherwise have access to. AP courses and summer camps offered.

North Dakota Division of Independent Study
Access to a challenging, diverse curriculum that has been developed by top-notch, highly qualified instructors.AP courses offered in many areas

Apex Learning-Seattle, Washington
Deliver proven online learning solutions that increase educational opportunities for all students
AP courses offered

Lincoln Interactive
Lincoln Interactive (LI) Curriculum, developed by experienced educators, is a carefully crafted curriculum to meet national standards. Each self-paced semester course offers not only flexibility in scheduling but also the best textbooks and up-to-date technology. Elementary Enrichment offered.

This program provides enhanced learning opportunities for Michigan high school and middle school students. AP courses offered.

Cogito-Connecting Young Thinkers Around the World
Cogito is just the place for you. On Cogito, you can read news and features on topics ranging from global warming and biostatistics to cold fusion and bioethics, and beyond. You can explore the intersection of science and the arts, from computer animation to science fiction.