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 2023 listing here. For questions, contact Kristin Graham, kgraham@txgifted.org.


ACE Academy
Grades K-5, 6-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Austin, TX
info@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.
Cambridge International
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | College Prep
New York
janet.swandol@cambridge.org
https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/usa
 
Cambridge International provides an instructional K-12 infrastructure – offering an inquiry-based curriculum, along with a comprehensive assessment system designed to hold students and schools to rigorous standards, and professional development that accentuates putting the student at the center of learning.

The Cambridge Pathway provides a coherent curriculum structure made up of four stages – from Primary to Advanced. Each stage builds on the previous one in a carefully aligned instructional system. Some schools choose to adopt the whole Cambridge continuum, others choose to offer one or two stages. Cambridge Global Perspectives is our signature, skills-based course offered in every grade that challenges learners to think critically, analyze evidence, and compare perspectives. Students engage in learning through group work, projects. seminars, research, and presentation. This course is the gold standard for active learning and developing students’ ability to think critically about a range of global issues.


Cresconova
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | STEM
San Francisco, CA
cresco.admin@cresconova.org
https://www.cresconova.org/
 
Cresconova is changing online learning for gifted students (ages 6-11) with progressive approaches to student learning and innovative class models. ‚ÄčOur master teachers‚Äč have many years of experience working specifically with gifted students and their parents. They know how to design transformative curricula and differentiate their lessons for the complexities that gifted learners present.
 
In addition to online courses, Cresconova also provides one-on-one support for parents to better understand and support their gifted child. To learn more about Cresconova’s non-profit mission and to sign-up to speak to a Learning Consultant, visit www.cresconova.org. Registration is open for a limited number of spots for our classes-sign up today!


Lone Star Leadership Academy
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | Leadership
Three locations: Keller, Crosby, and Wimberley, TX
admissions@educationinaction.org
www.educationinaction.org/LSLA
 
Education in Action presents Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camps for high-achieving 4th-8th graders. Outstanding students from across Texas meet in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to unique and historically significant Texas destinations. Each day students explore notable Texas sites, learn about unique careers from professionals at sites visited, and develop their leadership abilities during leadership groups with their facilitators. All adult facilitators, one for every ten students, are Texas teachers. In addition to improving their leadership abilities, participants gain self-confidence and independence and develop new friendships with other high-achieving students from across the state. Eligibility requirements include receiving an educator recommendation, maintaining an 85 or higher overall average, and involvement in school and/or community involvement. Camps take place in all three locations each week throughout the summer.
NuMinds Enrichment, LLC
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | STEM
Richardson, TX
numindsadmin@numien.com
www.numindsenrichment.com
 
NuMinds Enrichment, LLC. is a STEM/STEAM Curriculum & Program Support company created and operated by educators. Our curriculum is used to support school and district-wide implementations, such as STEM/STEAM Labs, MakerSpaces, after-school sessions, Push-in/Pull-out enrichment, and summer/holiday programs. Our goal is to empower both students and teachers with multiple entry points and differentiation pieces so that each student is able to utilize the curriculum at an appropriate zone of proximal development. Services range from online curriculum and print-based materials, to delivery of STEM instructional equipment, and teacher training, coaching, and support. We aim to be the best in the world at creating divergent, out-of-the box curricula and programs that blend traditional disciplines with depth, complexity, and hands-on project-based learning.


The University of Texas at Austin High School
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | Other Courses and Exams for Acceleration
Austin, TX
edservices@austin.utexas.edu
https://highschool.utexas.edu/gt
 
The University of Texas at Austin High School provides online high school courses for acceleration which are available at any time. UTHS also provides Credit by Exams (CBEs) for acceleration in Kinder - 12th grade.


Western Kentucky University - The Center for Gifted Studies
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Residential
gifted@wku.edu
https://wku.edu/gifted

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for 40 years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.


World Affairs Council
Grades 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Other (World Affairs/Leadership)
Dallas, TX
jbowden@dfwworld.org
www.dfwworld.org

Each year, more than 8,000 students and 1,000 teachers are directly impacted by the Global Young Leaders education program. It's the only education initiative in North Texas focused on global competence, with Junior World Affairs Council clubs on 75 local high school campuses (public, private, and charter).

Students are transformed from observers into informed international participants by gaining global competency skills through FREE educational programs focused on diplomatic leadership, civic engagement, problem-solving, and cultural intelligence.