The following resources
for gifted children have been used by Palo Alto parents and teachers.These programs are not affilated with PAUSD and their listing here does not imply endorsement.
Organizations for the Gifted | Enrichment Programs | Contests
for the Gifted
for the Gifted
Lists conferences, resources for parents, political information,
and more. Includes a list of educational Internet resources, reading
lists, summer camps, organizations, journals, programs, information
clearinghouses, and free and low cost materials.
for the Gifted
Less parent-friendly than California Association for the Gifted,
this site includes public policy and national program information
as well as an annual holiday toy list for gifted kids.
Gifted Education Page
Updated every few days, this comprehensive site includes a guide
for first time users and sections for kids, parents and educators.
Check out the kids' section for lists of contests, books, software,
toys, magazines, and online resources, and the educators' section
for professional literature, curriculum units, and educational
A private, non-profit organization providing email and phone counseling
as well as general information about gifted children and adults.
The Center particularly focuses on visual-spatial learners, highly
gifted children, and home schooling. Their site includes an archived
ongoing parent forum on topics such as emotional development,
acceleration, parenting, and gifted/learning disabled.
California Gifted Network
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Families of the Talented and Gifted (TAG)
San Francisco regional Mensa
Standford University Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
Art of Problem Solving
Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
Administers camps nationwide (including Stanford) for grades 5
- 12. Students must qualify through talent search tests held each
fall. There is a talent search for grades 2 - 4, but no local
camps. The Center also offers counseling, publications, and assessments.
Academic Talent Development Program
Offers three (elementary level) and six (grades 7 - 12) week-long
classes for talented youth. Students must qualify.
John Hopkins University- Center for Talented Youth
ID Tech Summer Computer Camps – California Locations
Education Unlimited – Residential and Day computer camps
ASA Pre-College at UC Berkeley – Residential and Day camp
Summer Institute for the Gifted – Residential and Day programs, grades K-12
Idyllwild Arts summer program
Academic Talent Development Program, grades K-11
Gifted Students Academy- UC Irvine
Summer Odyssey at Dominican University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Baywood Learning center
Lawrence Hall of Science- Day camps for gifted students
Summer Science Program (SSP) – a residential enrichment program for gifted high school students in Ohai, California
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
Duke Tip Talent Search
Contests for Kids
Challenge through the Tech Museum in San Jose
Build something to solve a specific challenge! Contest held in
spring for grades 5 - 12. Registration begins in January.
Imagination (offshoot of Odyssey
of the Mind)
Holds a creative problem-solving contest in spring for grades
K - college.