Enrichment Program Listing

Educational enrichment programs can be an excellent opportunity for gifted students to develop a variety of skills and interests. Below you will find a list of summer camps, afterschool and year-long programs, offered throughout the country, that focus on a wide range of subject areas. The listing is broken up into programs suitable for multiple or all grades, grades K - 5 and grades 6 - 12. Register for the 2021 listing here. For questions, contact Lacy Compton, lacy@txgifted.org.


ACE Academy
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Day
Austin, TX
areis@austingifted.org
www.summerwonders.com

Summer Wonders serves bright and curious students in Austin, TX. With over 20 years in existence, this year, camp classes will happen in person and virtually for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Summer Wonders courses are led by ACE Academy teachers and staff who are anxious to explore unique topics and excited to ignite the passions of young learners. This summer's courses include: Origami Design, Diverse Books Matter, Rockhound Adventures, Creative Writing - Focus on the Short Story, Kid Activism and more!

Registration is open and a limited number of spots are available. Summer Wonders is a program of ACE Academy, a private independent school serving gifted learners in a nurturing environment.
 


Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Grades 6-8, 9-12
Leadership | Research
Austin, TX
speakupspeakout@austin.utexas.edu
https://moody.utexas.edu/centers/strauss/speak-up-speak-out

As part of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, Speak Up Speak Out is an innovative civic education program designed to teach third grade through high school students about their communities and equip them with the tools to make a difference. Serving students and educators since 2002, Speak Up Speak Out participants work together as teams to identify community problems, craft innovative solutions that address them, and compete for the chance to present their findings to community leaders at the State Civics Fair.

The Annette Strauss Institute exists to cultivate informed voters and active citizens. We do so through research, education, and outreach programs focused on three key pillars: civic discovery, young people, and civil dialogue.


 

Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Iowa City, IA
belinblank@uiowa.edu
https://bit.ly/3dkUl4v

At the Belin-Blank Center, we believe that gifted students deserve the chance to learn new things, develop their talents, and make friends who share their interests and abilities. Our online and on-site programs are designed to do just that. Whether you're looking for a fun way to spend the summer, a way to add challenge to the school day, or even to start college early, we have something to meet the unique needs of your gifted learners.
 


 
GTAB
Grades 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Pearland, TX
coradulescu@yahoo.com
hhps://gtabwebmaster78720.wildapricot.org/

The Gifted and Talented Academy Booster (GTAB) is a parent/teacher/community organization that supports Pearland ISD's Gifted and Talented Academy (GTA).
iStart Valley
Grades 6-8, 9-12
STEM | Leadership
Plano, TX
info@istartvalley.org
www.iStartValley.org

iStart Valley, is a leading Nonprofit Business accelerator ranks #23 on MAVS TOP 100 businesses with a combined economic impact of $54B. D-CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas awarded iStart Valley as the “Social Enterprise for Outstanding Innovation” Finalist. Organization has consistently earned the reputation of being one of the Great Nonprofits three years in a row. Human Capital Accelerator at iStart Valley is focused on retaining the America's competitiveness in "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" helping Kids and Youth to prepare themselves for the Future emerging Technologies of the 4th Industrial revolution. Unique Immersive and experiential programs of iStart Valley offer impactful learning experience to Middle and High School Students. Programs are taught by Industry Experts and focused on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, Cloud Computing, Python Programming etc. besides soft skills development in Speech and Debate.


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Grades 2-12
Science | Math | Humanities 
ctyinfo@jhu.edu
www.cty.jhu.edu

From our home at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, to our dynamic virtual classrooms and our sites across the globe, the Center for Talented Youth has been a nonprofit committed to nurturing extraordinary young minds since 1979.

Our core mission is to serve bright learners and their families through our renowned programs, research, counseling services, and advocacy. Because in identifying and developing the talents of advanced pre-university students to better our world today, we hope to improve it for generations to come. CTY welcomes families and educators to explore courses designed for advanced learners who seek challenges as well as interact with their peers while learning and advancing their educational pursuits.


 

KTBYTE
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Lexington, MA
laura@staff.ktbyte.com
www.ktbyte.com

We offer CODING classes for students ages 8 - 18 to learn and then compete and prep for AP CS classes.


 
Lone Star Leadership Academy: Education in Action
Grades K-5, 6-8
Leadership | Other Summer Camp
Keller, TX
admissions@educationinaction.org
www.educationinaction.org
 
Outstanding 4th-8th graders travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston to spend a week exploring significant Texas sites with facilitating educators and other distinguished students. Participants develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and independence, build friendships with like-minded students from across the state, and gain experience for their academic resumes.
 
Mahony Center for Gifted Education
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Little Rock, AR
giftedcenter@ualr.edu
ualr.edu/slufy

Summer Laureate University for Youth:
What:
Academic Challenging, Enriching, Engaging, STEM-focused, One-of-a-Kind, Virtual Learning Programs!
Who: Students who completed Kindergarten through Grade 6 in spring, 2021
How: Check out our student and parent-friendly learning schedule at www.ualr.edu/slufy

Kindergarten: Bugs, Math, Around the World, and Move It!
Grades 1 & 2: Work it! &  Explorer’s Club Grades 3 & 4:Out of this World & Imagine That!
Grades 5 & 6: Brain Olympics & Oh, What a Knight, Night

Every registered student receives a  program t-shirt, a special book, and access to filmed content developed exclusively for Summer Laureate students. The SLUFY Power Hour features regional and international talent who instruct students in learning party dancing, sing-a-longs, kitchen creations, acting tips, and backyard chemistry.


 
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Canton, OH
bhinton@invent.org
https://www.invent.org/

Join us this summer at Camp Invention®2021, RECHARGE,  a week long integrated STEM experience where students build confidence and ignite passion for learning. Through this hands-on exploration, your students will have the opportunity to explore STEM, innovation, problem solving, inquiry, creativity, and SEL skills. Students will learn concepts like solar energy, vehicle design, entrepreneurship, reverse engineering, power of physics, design thinking and more. Empower your K-6 students today to collaborate, create, and practice divergent thinking as they experience timeless skills with our four modules; Duck Chuck™, Road Rally™, Open Mic™, Solar Bot™. We have both in person and at home experiences to support your needs.

Find a Camp near you and register today! http://bit.ly/campinventiontoday 

Registration discounts through May 26, 2021. Visit us at the National Inventors Hall of Fame for more integrated STEM programming!


 
Project Pals
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Chatsworth, CA
miriam@projectpals.com
https://www.projectpals.com/

Project Pals is a web-based platform to manage collaborative learning, including project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Our mission is to scale high quality project-based learning for all students in grades 3-12, through the use of technology.

We help schools facilitate deep learning with students working in class or remotely from anywhere in the world with a device (such as Chromebook, tablet, etc.) and internet connection. Through the use of our platform, students become familiar with collaborative problem solving and project management methodologies that are increasingly valuable in modern workplaces. Students collaborate in real-time in class or from anywhere in the world; facilitating remote collaborative problem solving and digital project management.

We provide data and analytics detailing individual student contributions in a group project, adding transparency and accountability to collaborative learning, and making it easier for teachers to evaluate who did what in the project.


 
Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research
Grades 6-8, 9-12
STEM | College Prep | Medicine | Research | General Academic
San Jose, CA
info@rosettainstitute.org
https://www.rosettainstitute.org/biomedical-summer-camps/

We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school/middle school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. We offer a variety of workshops related to molecular medicine – Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical Bioinformatics, Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Covid-19:

Biology/Immunity/Medicine, Cancer Research, Immunology Research, Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Biomedical Research –that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Our camps are offered year-round, and we have virtual, day and residential options available.  Residential camps are offered in San Diego, CA and San Marcos, TX, while day camps are offered in the Bay Area, CA.


 

Shmoop
Grades 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | College Prep
Scottsdale, AZ
tim@shmoop.com
https://www.shmoop.com/schools-districts

Shmoop provides equal opportunity for all to succeed through easing the stress of the learning environment.

Offering a teen friendly approach, our programs and resources connect with students and encourage engagement and deeper understanding of curriculum. A full catalog of CCMR programs, 400+ Online Course Library, and game changing SEL program, are available to meet the needs of any campus or district.


 
Sierra Gifted Educational Services​
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas| Leadership​
Vacaville, CA
https://sierragifted.org/​
kim@sierragifted.org

Sierra Gifted is a 501c3 organization providing opportunities for the development of social and emotional skills through educational enrichment for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children in 2nd through 8th grade. Our goal is to create a safe space for like-minded individuals to gather and explore interests. We provide resources, parental support through education, and scholarship opportunities for historically marginalized learners.


Smore Magazine
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM​
https://www.smorescience.com/
info@smoremagazine.com
Houston, TX

Inspire your students to pursue STEM careers with this revolutionary concept in educational publishing. Smore is an international print and digital science magazine that focuses on latest discoveries and trending science topics in each issue while showcasing STEM role models and professionals in various walks of life that help children understand the benefits of getting into STEM fields and how they can do it too. Innovative articles, interviews, career profiles, puzzles, trivia and hands-on activities plus LIVE webinars with world-renowned STEM leaders can enrich student learning while inspiring them to dream big. A  must-read magazine recommended by Time Magazine's Kid of the Year, Gitanjali Rao and one that Huff Post calls "especially awesome".  Smore has inspired thousands of children worldwide in the last 4 years and we hope to inspire your children too. 

The University of Texas at Austin High School
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | College Prep
Austin, TX
edservices@austin.utexas.edu
https://highschool.utexas.edu/

The University of Texas at Austin High School (UTHS) was approved by the Texas Education Agency as a public school district and opened in 1999. We're celebrating more than 20 years of online education!  

Student Programs Available 

~Full-Time Online High School Diploma Program 
~Single Online High School Credit Courses 
~Early Readiness High School Graduation Option 
~K-12 Credit by Exams (CBEs) for Acceleration 

UT High School offers online high school courses including Advanced Placement courses and a full-time online high school diploma program. Students can enroll in our courses to supplement their current course load with their school to accelerate in their curriculum. UT High School also offers K-12 Credit by Exams (CBEs), which enable students to accelerate by testing out of grade level course subjects.


 

World Affairs Council for Dallas/Fort Worth
Grades 9-12
Leadership | Other (World Affairs)
Washington, DC
jbowden@dfwworld.org
www.dfwworld.org

The Council has been educating North Texans on global affairs since 1951. Today, it serves as a gateway to the world for the region, offering an impressive range of programs and events for the public and its 4,000 members. The Council presents around 90+ programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy. Through the Global Young Leaders education program, the Council takes international education directly into North Texas schools. Additionally, it coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the world through the International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.

WorldWise Tutoring LLC
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
STEM | College Prep
Chicago, IL
Lindsey@WorldWiseTutoring.com​
https://www.worldwisetutoring.com/enrichment/
 
For the past decade, WorldWise Tutoring has been providing private instruction for students of all ages and abilities in all subjects. Our instructors specialize in content and strategies, as well as teaching the underlying learning and study skills to help students become confident and independent Lifelong Learners. This fall, WorldWise is live online Enrichment Courses that are unique, convenient, engaging, and safe. These courses allow exploration of personal topics of interest in a structured way, foster creativity, facilitate growth and independence, and provide much needed social interaction. By the end of the class, students will have a certificate and a completed project that they can be proud of and that will make their resumes/applications stand out.