This site is for information only. Contact the specific organization for questions.TAGT's K-12 Education Enrichment Program listingThis link is to TAGT's (Texas Association for Gifted and Talented) list for enrichment programs.
Sea Camp - Texas A&M Galveston
It is a hands-on marine adventure for students aged 10 to 18. It offers week long residential camps in courses such as Adventures in Marine Biology, Shark Camp, Fishing Camp, Marine Mammal Workshop, Coastal Camping, and many more.The camps are mainly in June and July. They also offer career-oriented residential camps for high ability students in courses such as Marine Engineering Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Med, and others.
For contacts and more information...
Sea Camp - TAMUG
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
Office (409) 740-4525
Northwestern State University
Advance is in collaboration with Duke University's Talent Identification Program. It offers a three-week residential program at NSU. It is for students in grades 8 - 12 next fall. Courses are designed to offer academic enrichment or acceleration for our exceptionally talented students. Courses include: Creative Writing, Film Studies, Introduction to Criminalistics, Logic and Puzzles, Mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2), and others.
For more information - www.ADVANCE.nsula.edu or (318) 357-4500
University Prep at Amherst
University Prep is an intensive 3-week summer program focused on assisting academically achieving students to prepare for successful entry into the college of their choice. University Prep provides U.S. and international high school students the opportunity to learn how to navigate the college admissions process and increase their SAT scores by training and testing on actual College Board® materials. Students get a taste of campus life, residing on a prestigious campus of three weeks and touring local area campuses such as Brown, MIT, Harvard, and Yale.
Open to U.S. and international students
Ages 15 - 18 (U.S. grades 10-12)
Session Dates: Summer
For more information: www.nsgtuniversityprep.org or (866) 303-4744
The Summer Institute for the Gifted offers a wide variety of programs for academically talented youth:
SIG Residential Programs:
- For children ages 9 - 17
- 12 programs on 10 residential campuses throughout the county
- Commuter and extended commuter options available
- 5 rigorous and fun classes each day
- A strong extracurricular agenda
- Weekend Getaways
SIG Day Programs:
- For children ages 4 - 12
- 16 Day programs on beautiful campuses throughout the country
- 4 rigorous and fun classes each day
To find out more about the different SIG programs, please see www.giftedstudy.org
Center for Talent Development - Northwestern University
The summer program at the Center for Talent Development offers a myriad of courses in a wide range of subject matters from Leapfrog for second and third graders to Equinox for ninth through twelfth graders. Instructors use specially designed curricula and teaching methods proven to meet the needs of gifted students.
To find out more:
Contact: (847) 491-3782 ext. 2
University of Oregon's Summer Enrichment Program
For over thirty years the University of Oregon's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has offered stimulating classes and spirited social activities in a campus-based program for gifted students completing grades 6-10. SEP focuses on providing academic enrichment combined with opportunities for these young people to socialize with other students like themselves.
SEP is a two-week residential summer program providing challenging academic coursework and a wide range of social activities for gifted and highly able 6-10 grade students. Students must be working above grade level and are required to receive an educator recommendation to participate in SEP.For more information, please contact James Engberg Ph.D., SEP Coordinator, or use the contact information provided below.
The website for the SEP Program is: uoyouth.org
James Engberg, Ph.D.SEP Coordinator
Youth Enrichment Talented and Gifted Programs
5259 University of OregonEugene, OR 97403-5295
Lone Star Leadership Academy
Outstanding Texas Students Participate in Lone Star Leadership Academy Programs
Lone Star Leadership Academy programs take place in Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th & 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th & 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th & 8th graders). Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities.
During the week long residential Lone Star Leadership Academy programs, selected students joined delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program; the offices of their state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and a Cowboy Cookout on the Austin program; and NASA, a boat tour on Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. Career speakers introduced participants to a wide variety of unique career and internship opportunities.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about the Spirit of Texas. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school.
Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to become informed and active leaders in their communities. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for Lone Star Leadership Academy programs. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding 4th-8th grade students for programs online at www.educationinaction.org. Facilitator/student ratio is one to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Leadership Academy, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org.