Homeschooling for Academic Reasons - Opportunities

Lists several places where gifted homeschoolers can and do excel!

Gives basic information on a variety of topics including: Identifying the Gifted Student, Gifted Assessment, Is Intelligence Quotient Important?, Academic Assessment, Learning Styles, and being Gifted with Disabilities (Twice Exceptional).

gifted homeschool "how-to"
How do I homeschool my gifted student?

Increasing numbers of families in the United States have chosen to educate their gifted children at home.

Many opportunities exist for these students. When looking at opportunities, verify that as a homeschooler you will qualify.


These are current as of 2022.




Search for Extra Terrestrials At Home
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

iRobot Education - From the company who makes rooba vacuum cleaners. STEM Outreach.

Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) invite K-12 students to take part in ExploraVision, one of the largest student science competitions in North America. Now in its eleventh winning year, the purpose of the competition is to encourage students to create and explore a vision of a future technology.

iSPACE Has been around for 20 years. Geared towards STEM.

Odyssey of the Mind ® is an international creative problem-solving program for students of all ages

First Lego League League International
Introduces children around the world to the fun and experience of solving real-world problems by applying math, science, and technology.

MIT's OpenCourseWare - Massachusettes Institute of Technology offers a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.

Talent Searches  

Could You Be a Davidson Fellow?
A prestigious scholarship for gifted students.To learn more about how you could become a Davidson Fellow visit our website.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
The CTY Talent Search -- for students of exceptional promise. Second-through eighth graders apply to the Talent Search and then register to take tests (at nearby locations). The CTY Talent Search opens doors to a world of opportunities, programs, and resources, all developed with the needs of highly gifted children in mind.


Eta Sigma Alpha
A homeschool honor society sponsored by the Home Education Partnership of Texas. The purpose of Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among home school students.

American Mensa

National Merit Scholarship
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts two academic competitions for recognition and undergraduate scholarships.


Summer Programs

GERI Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute(GERI) Summer Programs.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Summer

Astronomy Camp

NAGC provides a list of Summer Programs, Enrichment Programs, Summer Camps, Academic Programs and Special Schools.

Concordia Language Villages

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