Gifted & Talented Enrichment and Resources

Extending Opportunities Beyond the School Day

The needs of gifted and talented students extend beyond the school day and school year. The North Suburban Summer Academy and many other enrichment opportunities exist to meet those needs. Resources to help guide parents are also plentiful. Below is a list of those opportunities and resources.

Get Ready for College
Up to $1000 is available to students on free/reduced lunch in grades 3-11 to take one summer enrichment class or camp.

Macalester College Technology Camps
iD Tech Camps held at Macalester College offer week-long technology classes such as game design for iPads, 3D game modding, web design, programming, and robotics. Expensive, but financial aid is available.

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth
The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth offers spring and fall classes for students in grades 1-4 and summer camps for students in grades 4-12. Financial aid is available.

Minnesota Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students
This website provides information about summer programs for middle school and high school students.

Northeast Metro 916
916 lists enrichment opportunities for students in arts and academics.

North Suburban Summer Academy
Summer Academy is a 2 ½ week program that takes place in June for high potential students in grades 1-11. The academy was created through a partnership between 12 Minnesota school districts, including Roseville Area Schools. Students must be recommended by their district to attend. Partial scholarships are available. Contact Trina Hira for more information.

Roseville Community Education
Roseville Community Education provides Academic All-Stars and Talent Development courses that are designed with gifted learners in mind. Creativity and critical thinking are infused into learning activities.

Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum of Minnesota offers Saturday and summer classes in science and technology.

St. Thomas University's Science, Technology & Engineering Camps
The University of St. Thomas offers a FREE day-long summer camp (STEPS – Science Technology & Engineering Preview) for students in grades 6-8 via a random lottery selection (applications open January through mid-March).

Star Tribune Summer Camps Guide
Each spring the Star Tribune publishes a summer camp guide that lists a huge range of opportunities for kids.

Talent Development Testing
The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University offers above-level testing information for kids (e.g. third grader taking the EXPLORE test or 7th grader taking the ACT), as well as online enrichment, honors and AP courses.

University of Minnesota Children's Math Programs
The U of M offers several math programs for children: UMTYMP as well as Saturday and summer enrichment opportunities.

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering
STEM summer camps for juniors and seniors through the U of M College of Science and Engineering. Fees are reasonable due to donations, and scholarships available.



Gifted/Talented Websites

All Things Gifted
The all-things-gifted site is full of resources, articles, books, and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. It's a great site to explore.

AP Central, College Board
Information on AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams.

Center for Gifted Education
William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education site

Center for Talent Development
Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development site has links for students, parents, and educators

Institute of Talent Development
Davidson's Institute for Talent Development has a mission to recognize, nurture, and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented
The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children. This organization sponsors an annual state conference and monthly CHAT nights around the Twin Cities.

Naeg Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development
The University of Connecticut has a Gifted Education and Talent Development Center that researches ways to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented children.

National Association for Gifted Children
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has links for educators, students, and families. Click on the site's Teaching for High Potential for great articles and resources.

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
SENG's mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Twice Exceptional Newsletter
This bimonthly electronic publication promotes an understanding of twice-exceptional children and what they need to reach their potential. The newsletter features articles, news, events, book reviews, resources, etc.

Uniquely Gifted
This website contains information for families of students who are both gifted and have special needs.