Websites of Interest
Programs for Gifted Kids
The C-MITES program, founded in 1992, provides many services for academically talented students in Pennsylvania. Currently, C-MITES offers testing for the Elementary Student Talent Search at 50 sites and Summer Programs at 33 sites across the state. In 2003, 2,500 students took the EXPLORE test through C-MITES and 600 students participated in the Summer Program. In addition, through individual test report interpretation, newsletters, educational materials, teacher training sessions, ongoing research, Weekend Workshops, and parent information meetings, C-MITES has improved the educational experiences of over 17,035 students.
The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University identifies America’s top academic students in grades two through eight and provides challenging educational programs through their 10th grade year. Students who score at or above the 95th percentile on standardized tests normally taken in school are invited to participate in CTY’s Talent Search, during which they take an additional set of standardized tests used to measure mathematical and verbal reasoning. Qualifying students may choose to enroll in CTY programs including summer residential programs and online courses.
Designed for gifted, creative, or talented students, grades 6-12, it offers exciting daytime courses in subjects like computers, history, and the humanities for highly motivated youth who seek opportunities to explore new interests and develop their creativity and talents. Runs for a week in the summer in two sessions.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) includes nine residential sessions in six states and four day programs and serves academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade. The SIG combines academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The program provides students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests. It also provides them with the opportunity to engage with other students who have similar abilities and interests.