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Teen Opportunities and Programs
People are often blown away by the idea that my student moves through college level classes from the MIT Open Courseware, has been an online student in the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University and at Northwestern University (Center for Talent Development - CTD) taking advanced placement and honors classes long before entering “high school”. I am blown away that my student looks forward to taking summer classes in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University with the Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) and is starting “high school” with 2.5 “Carnegie Credit hours”. With imagination and research, your student can realize and harness his talents throught programs like these too.


MIT Open Courseware - a full suite of college level courses, some include MP3 lectures from Massachusettes Institute of Technology.

Universities that offer accelerated learning programs either as correspondence courses, online, or in virtual classrooms.

Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University

Center for Talent Development - (CTD) at Northwestern University

Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University

Gifted Online Accelerated Learning (GOAL) at The University of Missouri-Columbia

The Davidson Academy of Nevada
  • will provide an opportunity for the brightest middle and high school students to learn to the full extent of their abilities with intellectual peers of similar age.
  • will offer a structured and supervised educational program individualized to the pace and depth appropriate to each student’s abilities.
  • will have access to university classes, professors, laboratories, libraries, and mentors in an environment that will be supportive of their social, emotional, and physical development as well as their academic needs.
  • Profoundly gifted students who are academically at a middle or high school level and are residents of Nevada or who will be residents of Nevada prior to their enrollment in The Davidson Academy may apply.
  • The Davidson Academy courses will be available to students FREE of charge.

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Summer & Alternative Education Opportunities

Baylor University High School Summer Science Research Program
The purpose of the High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP), an annual program established in 1991, is to give superior high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines.

The Clark Scholar Program is an intensive seven week summer research program for highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. The Clark Scholars Program is designed to attract gifted students from around the nation. The program allows students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with outstanding faculty in a research intensive setting. The seven-week program also includes weekly seminars, discussions, and field trips. The students are afforded an atmosphere designed to develop their critical thinking abilities and career interests with faculty and other students like themselves.

Michigan State University High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program

Research Internship Program in Science and Engineering at Boston University. (A High School Honors Program)

AwesomeMath Summer Program A three-week intensive summer camp for mathematically gifted students from around the globe.

Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students.

The Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those eight weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.

The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University.

Stanford University Summer Institutes
The EPGY Summer Institutes at Stanford University are residential summer programs for students ages 13 through 17.

The Making of an Engineer - An Engineering Experience Course For High School Students
The Making of an Engineer Program is a special college level engineering course, designed especially for high school students with a strong interest in science and technology. Offered in June, this course is for undergraduate college credit and is restricted to high school students. The course emphasizes the art and science of engineering, including engineering measurements, use of engineering tools and lab equipment, Boolean algebra, the use of logic gates, combinational logic analysis & design, and mechanical dissection and instrumentation. (University of Denver)

Early Experience Program
The Early Experience Program is designed for high school students with exceptional academic ability who wish to enrich or accelerate their education with university-level courses. The program is offered during the traditional school year and in the summer. Eligible students take regular University of Denver courses for college credit while still in high school. Participating students have taken courses in computer science, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, statistics, physics, accounting, engineering, art, foreign languages, history, psychology, music, sociology, literature, business, and political science. The program provides course selection advising and follow-up counseling. This is a commuter only program.

The Making of a Scientist
A college credit course for high school students interested in exploring the relationship between mathematics and computer science, and their applications to chemistry. (University of Denver)

Academic Studies Abroad
Study abroad programs for a summer, semester or academic year in Argentina, Australia, Chile, England, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain.

Study Abroad
Study Abroad in Spain, France, Italy, England, Australia and Argentina with Global Student Experience. All students participating in GSE programs must be high school graduates and at least 18 years of age. Fluency may be used to determine eligibility to enroll in some courses and programs. GSE strongly recommends that students have at least one semester of college level language classes in the language of their preferred host country.

Andeo – International Homestays.
Andeo is an international network of families, students, teachers, independent travelers and homestay specialists who are dedicated to exploring cross-cultural friendship and understanding. Whether you are opening your home to an international student or stepping across the threshold to meet your own welcoming host family, you are part of the Andeo network. Andeo invites you to explore a world of welcoming families, lifelong friendships and cross-cultural adventures! The students are between the ages of 13-25.
(High School age)      (College age and beyond)

Outward Bound - Wilderness Adventure Expeditions and Challenges
Scale a wind-swept mountain peak. Ride a surging whitewater river. Hike into a remote forest glen. Sail to an offshore island. Whether you’re 14 or 40, on Outward Bound you’ll travel to places you’ve only dreamed of. And carry away something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. From youth (12+) to adults, Outward Bound Wilderness offers something for everyone.

Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future.Earthwatch recruits close to 4,000 volunteers every year to collect field data in the areas of rainforest ecology, wildlife conservation, marine science, archaeology, and more. Through this process, we educate, inspire, and involve a diversity of people, who actively contribute to conserving our planet. This international nonprofit organization places paying volunteers of all ages on short-term research expeditions worldwide.

Tropical Marine Biology: Odyssey Expeditions
Odyssey Expeditions Tropical Marine Biology Voyages offers educational adventure programs for high school and college students aboard sailing catamarans in the British Virgin Islands and Windward Islands (St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Martinique, Dominica). Learn about marine biology, coral reefs, turtles, sharks, fishes, ecology and take part in hands-on research projects and underwater environmental service progrects plus earn school credit. Learn Sailing, PADI SCUBA diving, Seamanship, and explore the islands hiking, climbing, scuba diving. Live-aboard a 46 foot sailing catamaran and Dive Dive Dive. Earn community service and academic credit. Study sharks, dolphins, turtles, corals, and fishes. Earn PADI SCUBA certifications including specialties and advanced. Learn digital underwater photography. For fun waterskii, wakeboard, sea kayak. Coed programs available for students ages 13-22.

Greenforce USA
Have you ever wanted to help save the planet? Travel to exotic and remote locations? Swim and dive with turtles, dolphins, and scores of fish. Trek the savannahs of eastern Africa for elephant, lion, giraffe, and rhino. Explore the rainforests of South America, or work in mountaintop villages and climb amazing peaks. Earning college and university credit has never been so rewarding or energizing! Greenforce USA located in Nelsonville, Ohio is the North American partner organization of Greenforce based in London, England. Greenforce offers hands-on volunteer and ecotourism study abroad opportunities throughout most of the Earth’s major continents.

Hocking College: Study Abroad Program
Hocking College has a fantastic range of specialized experiences that will rock your world while saving you time and lending credibility to your credit-bearing studies. Embark on an educational experience of a lifetime through our world-renowned Study Abroad Program. Choose to study in Italy, Belize, China, or in a rural coastal village along the Jamaican barrier reef, our exciting and innovative curriculum and hands-on teaching style truly will be the great ’differentiator. While studying abroad you’ll be able to explore your passion for learning while visiting foreign worlds and immersing yourself in distant cultures - in the process honing your hard-won experiences into a firm resolve to meet and surpass your educational and professional goals.

Summer, Specifically for Girls

The SEARCH program at Mount Holyoke College is designed for high school girls who have done well in mathematics and who would like to see a different aspect of the mathematical world.

Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program

Women's Technology Program in EECS At Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The WTP-EECS is a residential summer program in the MIT Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to introduce high school girls to EECS in the summer after 11th grade.


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