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Student Opportunities
 

 

The following list of opportunities is for informational purposes only, and may be of interest to gifted learners. Jeffco Schools does not necessarily endorse the opportunities or resources listed below.


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  • Camp Invention- Turn students into inventors with the National Inventors Hall of Fame's Innovation Ecosystem.  The Innovation Ecosystem was created in 1990 when we launched our nationally acclaimed flagship program, Camp Invention.  
  • Center for Bright Kids offers summer programs and additional opportunities for gifted students throughout the school year. They also operate the Western Academic Talent Search (WATS), in which participants take the SAT, ACT or PSAT 8/9 examinations above their grade levels to evaluate their strengths, to gain experience, and to qualify for recognition and special programmings.  Families needing verification of GT eligibility, contact gtinform@jeffco.k12.co.us.  They also offer CBK Summer Programs for high-interest high-ability students.
  • CSM Discover Tech for Girls - 3rd - 6th grade - Engage girls is STEM by introducing them to various subjects with an interactive, engaging, and hands-on approach.  Click here for a list of new topics and activities.  Spanish also available here.
  • CSM EXPLORE Tech - 7th - 9th grade - Stem Program for Girls. Spring 2020 Topics: Robotics and Geographic Information Systems. Click here for a list of new topics and activities.  Spanish also available here.
  • CSM Summer Camps - 2020 Summer Camps.  Colorado School of Mines is offering remote summer camps.
  • CSM 2020 Spring Break Camp - 3rd - 5th grade - The Academies for Young Minds encourage children to be innovative and use creative problem-solving by engaging them in fun, hands-on activities.
  • CSM - Has teamed up with World Wide Technology (WWT)  to sponsor an Hour of Code event.  For more information and to register, click here.
  • CU Science Discovery Programs-Discover our Programs, Inspire curious minds, Learn about us, Explore online resources, Connect with us, Search our classes.
  • Destination Imagination prepares Colorado's kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technologies with creativity, teamwork and problem solving.
  • GT Legislative Day at the Capitol allows students, families and educators to advocate for gifted education and experience the legislative process in action at our State Capitol. Secondary students can shadow a legislator, and there are events for families as well.  Legislative Day 2020 will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
  • High Potential Week - This is a week-long extension of the Outdoor Lab Experience that is meant to inspire and motivate the high-achieving student that is just completing 6th grade
  • JAGC - Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children has an extensive list of summer programs.  Click here for more information.
  • Math Madness - Math Madness is an online, team-based event that takes place during the fall in which elementary, middle and high schools from across the country compete in leagues of weekly competition followed bu a single elimination bracket tournament.
  • Metro University summer programs for 6th, 7th, 8th graders and also incoming 10th. 11th and 12th grades.  Click here for more information and application.
  • Princeton Summer Journalism Program - Students have the opportunity to learn from celebrated journalists.  Click here for more information on how to apply.  Application deadline has been expended to Sunday, March 1, 2020.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - Noche de Ciencias is a great way to get students and parents involved with STEM. Undergraduate and Professional SHPE chapters have the opportunity to invite K-12 students to participate in hands-on STEM activities while interacting with STEM undergraduate students and professionals. Parents are provided with college resources that help encourage their child(ren) to pursue higher education and STEM careers.
  • Summer Programs - The Jeffco Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) compiles this list of summer programs. 
  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Summer Teen Volunteer Program.  Click here for more information.
  • UNC Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP): overnight summer camps that provide unique learning experiences addressing the intellectual and affective needs of gifted learners at the University of Northern Colorado - Greeley
  • Yunasa Summer camps offered by the Institute for Education Advancement, including one in Colorado.

 

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