April 29, 2016

Fifth Grade Battle Bots Field Trip!

On Thursday, May 5th, the 5th grade GT LEAD students of Dove and Silver Lake Elementary Schools will attend a full day S.T.E.A.M. Science & Robotics Battle Bots Class. Students will work in teams to design, program, and test mechanical robots. At the end of the day, teams will compete and reflect on the programming design process.

The class will take place at the Founder’s Building at 701 S. Main Street in Grapevine from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Buses will pick up and return students to their home campuses, so we will use normal arrival and dismissal times. Students will need to bring a sack lunch with a drink and wear a Silver Lake shirt.

Over the years, the focus of the GT LEAD Program has been critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, and leadership. The Battle Bots class will be a fantastic culminating GT LEAD experience for our students. You can find more information about the class at www.robots-­4-­ As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Ian Byrd: Success Isn't Always a Straight Line

Missed Ian Byrd on Friday, April 22nd? Go to to view the slides he used in his presentation.

He offered some suggestions for communicating with your child including asking him/her after school each day, "What did you struggle with today?" and "What was the easiest part of your day?"

He also suggests we ask our children, "What are you most interested in today?" After listening to the answer, help her find that book about skateboards at the library, or take him to fly his kite at the park. Help them to develop their passions and interests whatever they may be at the time while knowing that those interests will probably grow and change.

What Have You Been Doing in GT LEAD?

Kindergarten: Ever played Sudoku? Kindergarteners experienced a new way to play - with colored cubes! Ask your child what strategies she/he used to solve the puzzles.

First Grade: First graders are continuing to research ocean animals. What has he/she learned so far through our research? Be sure to ask with what other activities your child has been challenged the past two weeks. (FISH/OCEAN Sudoku, change one letter in the word to match the definition, finding the one that doesn't belong, fish logic puzzles, etc.)

Second Grade: Second grade students read "Duck! Rabbit!" by Rosenthal & Lichtenheld and viewed the clouds in the sky outside our room. We talked about how sometimes things look different depending on your point of view. Ask your child how she/he used creative thinking skills to create a picture using 5 shapes. Then ask about the story she/he is in the process of writing from the point of view of a newscaster.

Third Grade: Teams of third graders are continuing to decode the evil Dr. Fonee's secret messages and track his path across the U.S. We're getting closer to unraveling his evil plan and saving the world! Plus we've explored squared, cubed, triangular, and prime numbers and used our new knowledge and critical thinking to help us solve puzzles.

Fourth Grade: Fourth grade detectives have been studying the procedures of crime scene investigators, using scientific procedures to analyze and solve mysteries. Ask your child to tell you what he/she knows about forensic science, Locard’s Principle, evidence, trace evidence, the collection of evidence, suspects, motives, and alibis. With this new knowledge, these young detectives have already solved three cases: If the Shoe Fits; Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow; and The Coaster Caper!

Fifth Grade: Fifth graders have completed their SPARK talks. They were so impressive. They put so much time, effort, and passion into making these talks great! Ask your child what was really good about his/her talk; ask, too, about what he/she could do to improve the next time he/she is given the opportunity to speak in front of a group. Ask your child to see the video of his/her talk! We're all looking forward to learning more about robotics next week!

TAGT Summer Program Listings

There are so many wonderful opportunities in which to engage your children this summer! The GCISD Summer Enrichment Program offers high interest camps, as well as the Grapevine REC. Many of our area museums offer free or discounted rates on specific dates each month, as well. Below I've included a list of summer programs compiled by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Have fun!

Abacus and Mental Math: Where math is child's play

A program designed to help kids get faster at math and improve their memory, concentration, visualization skills.

Round Rock

AFA Summer Music Conservatory: Opportunities for 4-12th grade musicians

Held in Houston, Texas since 1995, the AFA Summer Music Conservatory is an outstanding opportunity for young musicians from throughout Southeast Texas to work with a nationally known faculty of composers, conductors, performers, and educators. The Conservatory features programs in orchestra, chamber music, choral studies, jazz, piano, and composition.


Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp: Learn about aquatic biology and water chemistry.

Learn about aquatic biology, water chemistry and water resources at Texas State University-San Marcos. Collect aquatic organisms, engage in microscope labs and perform water quality tests. Activities also include tubing, swimming, river rafting, scuba/snorkeling, and Sea World.

San Marcos

Armand Bayou Nature Center Summer Eco Camp: Reconnecting Kids to Nature!

Day campers from K-8th grades spend half or full days exploring 2500 acres of urban wilderness preserve. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, live animal demonstrations, crafts and conservation projects are all part of the fun activities offered. Campers can run, play and discover outside all while learning to be stewards of the environment. Classes are led by environmental professionals and assisted by trained teen volunteers.


Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp: Austin's best writers lead creative writing workshops for young authors.

Austin's award-winning writers inspire students to write creatively and gain practice revising and editing their work during three-week workshops. Classes are small and organized by age-group. The camp culminates in the publication of a library-quality anthology and a book-release party and autograph signing for student authors.

Baylor's University for Young People (UYP): Higher Learning at Baylor's UYP

Baylor's UYP is a summer enrichment program for rising 1st-12th graders. Primary students study interdisciplinary themes while older students take UYP courses on the Baylor campus. Primary-June 13-17 and/or June 27-July 1. Baylor campus-June 6-17 and/or June 20-July 1. Waco

Bits, Bytes & Bots Computer Adventures: FUNdamental Technology Education

Come join Bits, Bytes & Bots for fun technology education programs for children 6-14. Week-long half-day and full-day camps. Stimulate your child's creativity in exciting and

engaging camps in robotics using the Lego Mindstorm NXT robots, junior robotics with the LEGO WeDo sets, computer game creation and stop motion movie making. Austin

C3: Content ♦ College ♦ Career: Rice University - Summer Enrichment

Five-day high school student enrichment program designed for rising juniors and seniors. Rising juniors will focus on global issues as they relate to environmental sustainability and cultural understanding. The rising seniors will delve into current issues in science as well as gain an awareness of world cultures and their impact on our society. Sessions are presented by master teachers and guest speakers.


Camp Invention: A weeklong summer adventure in creativity and fun

The nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is a weeklong summer adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting investigations, experiments, and engineering challenges through hands-on fun! Discounts are available; visit on the web to find a camp near you or call 800.968.4332 to register today!

Various Cities

Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo: Take a wildlife safari without leaving home!

Camp Zoofari is an action-packed, hands-on, week-long day camp for kids ages 4-12. Kids learn about the natural world, wildlife conservation and the animals that call the Houston Zoo home. These educational, fun-filled camps fill quickly, so be sure to register soon!


Challenges & Solutions in Medicine in the 21st: Exploring new frontiers in biomedicine.

Over the course of this four-day program in the Texas Medical Center, high school students will have a unique opportunity to explore the challenges and solutions of modern day medicine. Hosted by The Health Museum and the University of Houston-Downtown, member institutions of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, in partnership with Duke TIP.


DeBusk Enrichment Center (DECATS): Better At Does Not Mean Better Than

DECATS offers a unique opportunity for high-ability students to participate in an intensive three-week summer adventure of challenging and enriching coursework, nurturing the whole learner and fostering the leaders of tomorrow. The program provides an enriched learning environment for students who demonstrate high intellectual ability, a strong commitment to learning, and exceptional creativity.

Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp: A wild good time for kids ages 3 through 6th grade


Summer Zoo Camp offers unique activities for children ages 3 to sixth grade to explore wildlife inside the Zoo and in the classroom. Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered all summer long, Monday through Friday, and include a Summer Zoo Camp T-shirt, guided Zoo tours, Wild Wonders animal presentations, keeper chats, snacks, craft activities and more.

Fort Worth

Week-long summer day camps in science, techonology, engineering and math.

Girlstart Summer Camps are week-long STEM programs for girls in the 4th-8th grades. The full price is $300 per camp.


Greenhill School - Summer on the Hill: Where summer learning is always fun!

Summer on the Hill at Greenhill School offers a wide range of summer programs. Students ages 3-18 select from academics, arts, cooking, crafts, LEGO, dance, day camps, drama, science camps, sports camps and extended day. Children experience a summer of learning and fun in a creative and supportive educational environment.

Houston SPCA Critter Camp: Camp for kids who love animals!

For kids who love animals and you future veterinarians, this is the camp for you! We have Critter Camp during spring break, all summer long, and at winter break. In fact, whenever you are out of school, you can be at Critter Camp!


iD Tech Camps: North America's #1 Tech Camp

Experience North America's most reputable and distinguished summer technology program. Over 100,000 kids and teens worldwide have learned to create 2D and 3D video games, websites with Flash®, digital movies, C++ and Java programs, iPhone® and Facebook® apps, robots, 3D models and animations with products experts use in their professions.

Various Cities

Irving Arts Center Summer Adventure Camps and Super Stars Camp


The Arts Center will offer 10 week long summer camps for ages 6 - 14 in 2012. Also, students will work with professionals to present a full-scale youth production of Oklahoma! Details will be available in early spring. Join the e-club for special offers and early bird registration information.


KIDS-N-CO. Production Camp: All the Summer's a Stage!

El Paso KIDS-N-CO. was founded in 1988, as a response to the lack of continuing quality theater for the entire family on a year-round basis. The goal was to enhance school programs by offering training and performing opportunities to El Paso's young people, based on ability, not age. Children who are cast in plays learn from the older teens and adults with whom they act.

El Paso

Leadership in Art Tour: Explore what leadership means at the Amon Carter!

Explore what leadership means using artistic examples from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's collection. Learn about artists who were innovators in their field and discover how they contributed to American history and culture. This tour is appropriate for student groups of ten or more. Reservations are required.

Fort Worth

Lone Star Leadership Academy: Instilling Spirit of Texas in Tomorrow's Leaders

Monday-Friday, residential, experiential learning, leadership development program for outstanding 4th- 8th graders. Participants experience curriculum taught in Texas classrooms through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites. Career speakers introduce participants to a wide variety of future career possibilities. Texas teachers facilitate leadership groups, simulations and leadership activities.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston

Mad Science: Sparking Imaginative learning

Mad Science offers hands on summer camps for children up to 12 years old. Check the website for full descriptions of all eight camps. Austin & San Antonio

Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp: Summer math program for high school students

HSMC at Texas State University is an intensive six-week summer program for outstanding high school students who are excited about doing mathematics-- the goal of the program is to develop talented youth of all backgrounds by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment.

San Marcos

Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp: summer math program for 6th-8th graders

The Junior Summer Math Camp Residential Program is designed for students currently in 6th-8th grade. The students stay in a residence hall at Texas State University during the two weeks, and attend classes every day.

McKInney Roughs Summer Camp: Explore the outdoors and discover nature


With 1,100 acres of pine forests, box canyons and post oak meadows just 13 miles east of the Austin airport, McKinney Roughs is the perfect place for your child to discover nature in a safe, fun and educational group setting. Register your child for the whole summer and they will experience something new each week!

Cedar Creek

Midsummer Shakespeare Camp: An Intensive Acting Camp wherein Participants Learn 6-Dimensional Thinking

Participants develop movement, voice, diction, text analysis, character development, improvisation, and stage combat skills. While developing characters for stage, actors learn character traits for their roles in life. Through fun activities and rehearsal process, campers embrace responsibility, deepen comprehension skills, succeed through ensemble, excel in performance, and build confidence and self-esteem.

Houston, Texarkana, Bandera, Beaumont

Rice University Summer School: Rice Summer School 8-12 is the place for you!

At this six-week, commuter enrichment program, students choose from courses to prepare for next year's course work and others that are not even offered in the typical school curriculum. Students become absorbed in laboratory work, earnest attempts at conversing in new languages, sports, computer programming, and real world problem-solving.


Rising Stars GT Summer Academy: Summer Opportunities for GT

Rising Stars GT Summer Academy is a unique learning opportunity for identified gifted students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. It provides opportunities for gifted students to learn together in a relaxed, fun environment. Classes are taught by experienced, professional educators with a passion for teaching gifted learners.


Run On The Wind: Learn to become a wind scientist.

ROW is a hands on academic enrichment program for 7th- 11th graders. Students take classes on the basics of turbine design,the interdisciplinary aspects of wind science and careers in wind science. Residential only.


Science: It's a Girl Thing: hands-on academic enrichment camp-residential only

SIGT is a hands on academic enrichment program for 5th- 11th graders. Students have classes selected for them in the sciences. Classes may include law, theater, green engineering, nano and cyber engineering, food micro, animal science ,environmental toxicology, A&P, forensics, rocketry, clinical lab at TTUSC.


Splash into Summer!

The Texas State Aquarium offers educational, entertaining, and fun summer camp programs for your child! Children can begin attending SeaCamp at the age of 4 and continue until they are entering the 9th grade.

Corpus Christi

Shake Hands With Your Future: Hands-on academic enrichment at Texas Tech


SHWYF is a hands-on academic enrichment program for 4th-11th graders. Students select classes in the sciences and humanities. Classes may include law, theater, green engineering, A&P, forensics, rocketry, clinical lab at TTUSC.

SMU College Experience Program: Exceptional Minds Deserve Credit

Academically talented high school students can get a head start on college and a taste of campus life during this exciting five-week summer program at SMU. The selection of college-credit subjects for morning classes includes philosophy, English, math, psychology, history, and government. Dallas

SMU TAG (Talented and Gifted): College was a blast, now I'm ready for high school

TAG is open to students entering grades 8-10. During this three-week residential program, students participate in two stimulating classes chosen from a wide selection of SMU credit and noncredit courses, along with recreational and cultural enrichment activities.


Summer at the Science Center: Explore the Natural World.

A variety of programs offer an interactive, engaging way to learn about wildlife, ecology, the environment and science.

Summer Creative Writing Camp: Just write it!

Summer Creative Writing Camp offers a supportive environment where children engage in writing stories, poetry, essays, and plays. Through these activities, children discover the joy in writing, the intrigue of language, and the confidence of authorship. Students work with teachers and writers, and the low teacher-student ratios ensure individual attention.


Summer Discovery Camps: They're serious, hands-on fun for kids ages 5-13!

Summer Discovery camps are hands-on science experiences for kids ages 5-13. These week-long day camp programs cover a variety of topics relating to health and medical science. Camps run June through August and include perennial favorites Mini Medical School (anatomy/ physiology), Super Sleuths (forensics), and Savory Science(kitchen chemistry).


Summer Institute for the Gifted: Find your SIG-nificance at UT Austin!

SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. Our academic program provides students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests and the opportunity to engage with other students who have similar abilities and interests.


Summer Math Institute: Students work and play hard and go home happy!

SMI is three week residential program sponsored by the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). The dates for the 2012 program are July 8-28. The program provides talented students with the opportunity to advance their mathematical skills through a self-paced educational environment. Participants enroll in a single class and have the possibility to master one year of high school mathematics. Participants may enroll in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Precalculus. Classes are taught by certified high school teachers, and class size is about 20 students. The program also facilitates friendships among bright young men and women who are equally passionate about learning.


Summer Wonders: No Limits to Learning

Summer Wonders is a full or half-day program that allows students to explore diverse subjects in a challenging, creative environment through an integrative, hands-on non-traditional approach. While topics are academic in nature, they are presented in a fun, creative manner that inspires critical thinking and enables students to solve problems and effect discovery.


Talented & Gifted: Texas A&M University Galveston: Career-Oriented Adventure Camps!

Talented and Gifted (TAG) at Texas A&M University at Galveston is a career-oriented summer camp program for rising grades 8-12. Programs include: Marine Biology Research, Marine Science Research, Marine Engineering Technology, Veterinary Medicine, and Pre-Med.


TAS Archeological Field School: Learn about past cultures

Every year the Texas Archeological Society sponsors an archeological excavation to provide training in disciplined archeological techniques. The field school is designed to last eight days and each year is located in different areas of the state. Come along and learn more about the TAS Field School.

Various Locations

Technology Summer Camps: Fun and enriching technology programs for kids

The following camps are offered for kids at various Round Rock locations: Game Design, Web Design, Robotics, Animation, and Programming.

Round Rock Texas Association of Student Councils Summer Leadership Workshops (For student council and NHS/NJHS members)

TASC’s summer leadership workshops are designed to help student leaders develop skills necessary to effectively lead organizations at the campus level. Delegates gain insight into their personal leadership strengths while learning skills and techniques to improve organization operation and to make a positive impact on their school, community, and the world. Led by experienced educators with a strong commitment to youth programs, the workshop program has a 50 year history of serving leaders in Texas.

Texas Brigades Wildlife Education Program: Educating & Empowering Texas Youth

The Texas Brigades' mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team-building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and fisheries legacy for future generations.

San Antonio

Theatre Under The Stars Musical Theatre Camp: Musical Theatre Classes for ages 4 - 18

A series of weekly performing arts camps focusing on a new musical theatre topic each week. A showcase is presented to family and friends at the end of the season. Choose one or all weeks of summer camp! No auditions required.


Threshold Summer Enrichment for Gifted Learners : Half-day (K-5) and full-day (6-10) summer enrichment program for gifted learners

Threshold at Hardin-Simmons University is a non-residential, summer enrichment program for gifted learners. Master’s degree level teachers engage children in active learning through problem-solving and higher-level thinking in a safe, inviting environment. This year's theme, "Systems", will lead students to investigate several aspects of scientific, environmental, and cultural systems.


A Trinity Summer: Trinity University pre-college program for academically talented rising high school seniors

A Trinity Summer (ATS) is a pre-college program for students who have completed their junior year of high school. This special program provides academic preparation students can take into their senior year and beyond. Students practice college-level reading, writing, and speaking in a challenging, college-level environment. Former ATS students have found that the intellectual growth they experienced in the program combined with the added responsibility of living on Trinity’s campus prepared them for the transition from high school to college. San Antonio

TX Governor's School Math, Science & Technology: Nano Exploration - Macro Environment FREE TUITION

Explore how current advances impact topics such as nanotechnology or wetland biology while working with award winning college professors and teachers. Other happenings include a trial for Galileo, Claymation art, writing skills, and work on educational plans. Social times include a cook-off, UNT Research Park visit, museum tours, and more.


UT Arlington Engineering Summer Camps: Come see how engineers make the world better!

The Engineering and Computer Science Camps are one week camps designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the variety of engineering disciplines -- aerospace, biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, materials science and mechanical -- plus related topics in chemistry and physics. Field trips to see engineering at area businesses and team projects supplement the classroom activities.


UT Arlington Band & Strings Camps: Concert and Jazz Bands for grades 7-12.

String Camp for elementary to high school students

The UTA Summer Music Camps strive to provide each student an opportunity to work with and learn from the highest quality instructional staff from around the nation. It is our desire that each student return to their own group having grown musically and personally while at the same time enjoying all the fun and excitement of summer camp life.


UTSA Archaeology Summer Camp: Archaeological Awareness Through Public Education

The Legacy: Hands on the Past Program at the Center for Archaeological Research of UTSA hosts several one-week-long summer camps for 7 to 12 year-olds that are offered throughout the summer. Topics include: Indians of North America, Ancient Egypt, Underwater Archaeology, the Ancient Maya, and more. Please contact the Legacy Program for more information at (210)458-4462.

San Antonio

Wonder-Space Computer & Technology Camp: A space for your mind to wonder

Summer day camp where kids ages 7-17 get to explore technology. Choose from video game design, media & graphics, or engineering & programming course, and have blast learning useful skills for the future.


Youth Adventure Program - Texas A&M: Put Your Future in Focus!

The YOUTH ADVENTURE PROGRAM (YAP) is a series of one week courses designed to encourage career exploration in fields of interest to gifted and talented students. YAP is held on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University. Applicants should be highly motivated to learn, think, and solve problems and should have a strong interest in future college, university, and/or professional school attendance. Enrollment is open to students entering the 6th-12th grades

College Station

ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars: A program where gifted students feel at home.

ADVANCE is a three-week residential program offering a challenging curriculum for gifted students entering grades 8 through 12 next fall. ADVANCE provides a unique learning environment and a strong residential life component so that students have a great time while learning. Students enroll in one course for three weeks of in-depth study.

Natchitoches, LA

Astronomy Camp: Experience science and technology in action.

Astronomy Camps are weeklong immersion adventures in DOING science. Students become astronomers operating large telescopes, interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held at mountaintop observatories near Tucson, AZ. Students observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering.

Tucson, AZ

Center for Talent Development: Challenge, friendships, fun!

CTD's Summer Program offers rigorous one-, two- and three-week enrichment, honors and AP courses designed to inspire and challenge gifted students in PreK through grade 12. Courses are complemented by social activities that promote friendships and fun. Residential options begin at grade 4. Brochure and application are available online.

Evanston, IL

Civic Leadership Institute at NU's CTD: Change the World. Start Here!

Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) for high school students combines an innovative service-learning curriculum with an unforgettable residential experience in the heart of Chicago. Through challenging academics, community service, guest speakers & facilitated discussions, CLI helps students develop the knowledge and leadership skills to make a positive impact on the world!

Chicago, IL

Davidson THINK Summer Institute: Always THINKing

THINK is a three-week residential summer program on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn six college credits through completion of two university courses.

Reno, NV

DayJams Rock Music Day Camp: America's Original Rock Music Day Camp

DayJams brings an outstanding music program to younger musicians, ages 8-15, in their own communities. Our professional staff of directors, music teachers, art teachers, recreation leaders, and counselors is committed to providing a safe, fun-filled week of music and creativity.

Lakeside, CT

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs: "A year is three weeks of Duke TIP and forty-nine weeks of waiting."

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for 7th through 10th graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.

Various locations, USA and abroad

Duke TIP Field Studies and Institutes

Duke TIP Field Studies offer challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting in the U.S.or internationally. Duke TIP Institutes provide high school students the opportunity to experience college life first-hand.

Various locations, USA and abroad

EF Global Citizens Scholarship Tour

Attention Global Citizens! Earn our 2012 EF Global Citizen

Scholarship and join peers from across the country to travel for free on an educational tour! Winners will be high school students devoted to promoting global awareness.Visit for details.

Gifted LearningLinks: Vibrant online courses!

Gifted LearningLinks, housed at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, engages students in a vibrant online learning community offering accredited enrichment, honors and AP® courses. All courses are developed and taught with the gifted learner in mind, by "live" teachers with content area expertise and experience teaching gifted students.

Leadership Studies Program: For students who desire to learn leadership skills

The Leadership Studies Program, a one-week residential program is designed for students in grades six through eleven, who have a desire to develop and enhance their leadership abilities. Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. Tuition includes room and board, recreational activities, and limited accident insurance.

Hattiesburg, MS

Northwestern University Journalism: Five week journalism program

Immersion in the news media and college living.

Evanston, IL

OCU Summer Music Programs: The place to come if you're serious about music.

Our intensive pre-college programs are designed for serious students who want to develop their talents and be challenged by OCU's high standards. Our programs

re chiefly directed and instructed by faculty from OCU's outstanding Bass School of Music and Theatre OCU.

Oklahoma City, OK

Project MEGSSS: Discovering, inspiring and developing the talents of middle school students with extraordinary gifts in mathematics.

Project MEGSSS accepts nominations of 5th and 6th grade students for the program. Introductory summer program can lead to a three year after-school program that covers material from the Elements of Mathematics curriculum, developed 30+ years ago specifically for highly gifted students interested in mathematics. St. Louis, MO

Reasoning Mind Math: Rethinking the future of math education

Reasoning Mind is a powerful blend of technology and world-class math education for grades 2-6. Schools can run summer programs for whole classes; parents can purchase individual subscriptions for their children. An internationally recognized math curriculum that makes learning math fun!

Endorsed by NCTQ and TEA. Online

Space Camp & Aviation Challenge: Where dreams become reality! ;

Space Camp and Aviation Challenge are camp programs of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. By focusing on space, aviation and teamwork, you will learn how to become the next generation of astronauts, fighter pilots, and leaders. Get ready for a week of non-stop fun and adventure. Visit for details.

Huntsville, AL

Summer Enrichment Program: A motivating, challenging & fun summer camp

SEP us a 2-week residential program at the University of Northern Colorado consisting of high-interest, hands on, brains-on, courses for gifted, talented, and creative students entering grades 5 through 10.

Greeley, CO

THINK Summer Institute: THINK you can handle it?

THINK is a three-week residential summer program on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn six college credits through completion of two university courses.

Reno, Nevada

University of Oregon Summer Enrichment Program: A two-week residential program offering 36 classes

SEP is a two-week program providing challenging academic coursework and a wide range of social activities for gifted and highly able 6-10 grade students. Students are encouraged to construct their own schedules while at SEP, allowing them to cultivate their interests while simultaneously promoting their sense of independence and self-assurance.

Eugene, OR

USM Summer Gifted Studies Program: Designed to meet the unique needs of the gifted

This one-week residential program enhances the cognitive abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/ acceleration activities. Content areas are combined with processing skills to enable students to explore a wide variety of topics. Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. Instructional activities will be conducted in classrooms and laboratories on the campus. Recreational activities and cultural events will be included, based upon availability.

Hattiesburg, MS

Listings are provided by program staff and/or volunteers.

TAGT does not sponsor, endorse, or produce any summer programs. For info about TAGT, visit

Cindy Garcia GT Specialist at Silver Lake Elementary School