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Student Opportunities

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           
  • 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. Available in Spanish 
  • CSM EXPLORE Tech - 7th - 9th grade - Stem Program for Girls. Fall 2019 Topics: Computer Science and Environmental Engineering. Available in Spanish 
  • CSM 2019 Summer Camps - 2019 Summer Camps for high school students at Colorado School of Mines
  • CSM 2019 Winter Camp - 2nd - 5th grade - encourage children to be innovative and use creative problem-solving by engaging them in fun, hands-on activities.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 for gifted students.
  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Summer Teen Volunteer Program.  Click here for more information.


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