College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Elgin Community College: High School Students Options
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Community College offers dual enrollment programs and accelerated college enrollment. It allows high school students ages 16 and up to enroll in six credit hours/semester with permission from their high school principal or guidance counselor, and students under 16 also may enroll if they are in a gifted or accelerated program and have permission from their school officials and the Associate Dean.
Center for Talent Development
617 Dartmouth Place
Evanston, IL 6008-4175
Students completing grades PreK through 12th grade
The Center for Talent Development is an accredited learning center and research facility serving the gifted community of the Midwest. Through the Midwest Academic Talent Search and other programs, CTD has assisted more than 350,000 families. Offering a variety of learning alternatives for the gifted student, CTD provides school-year programs such as Saturday Enrichment Program, Gifted LearningLinks distance learning, Civic Education Project, as well as summer academic programs.
The Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS) is a program that offers above-grade-level testing to bright students. MATS provides students and parents with assessment and counseling tools that enable them to make wiser academic decisions about courses to take and paths to choose.
Saturday Enrichment Program offers enriching and challenging courses for academically talented PreK-9th grade students in Evanston, Gurnee, and Naperville. SEP supplements regular school curricula and explores areas of science, mathematics, and humanities at a pace and in a setting compatible with students' abilities. The academically challenging courses are designed to promote interdisciplinary study, focus learning around key concepts, and foster the development of independent learning strategies.
The Gifted Learning Links Distance Learning Programs offers academically talented students the opportunity to take enrichment, high school honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses either online or via traditional correspondence. These programs are designed for independent students who wish to move quickly to advanced levels of coursework, whose local school offerings are limited, who have scheduling difficulties, or who are home-schooled.
The Civic Education Project (CEP) is an award-winning leadership and citizenship program for outstanding high school and junior high school students. CEP combines traditional education and community service to promote civic responsibility among young people. Through innovative school year programs and summer courses, CEP offers promising young people opportunities to learn and serve in communities across the country, developing the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on society.
The Summer Program offers accelerated courses in mathematics, science and the humanities. Apogee, Spectrum and Equinox courses meet for three weeks, five hours per day, with commuter and resident options available. Leapfrog courses meet for one week, and are commuter only.
National High School Institute
Evanston, IL 60208-4165
High school students, priority given to juniors
The National High School Institute, established in 1931, is the nation's oldest and largest university-based program for outstanding high school students. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. NHSI students leave the Institute better able to make decisions about their future, and many go on to study at the finest colleges and universities.
The Scholars Program
347 S. Gladstone
Aurora, IL 60506
Dr. Ann Butcher, Director
The Scholars Program is a lecture series offered to gifted and talented high school age students. It encourages excellence and enrichment opportunities among gifted students, and expands students' knowledge in areas of interest.
University of Illinois
Illinois Aerospace Institute
306 Talbot Lab, 104 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Diane Jeffers, Coordinator of External Relations
The Illinois Aerospace Institute is a one-week summer residential program for students entering grades 9 to 12 which provides an outstanding introduction to aerospace science and engineering through classroom studies, laboratory work, field trips and workshops.
G.A.M.E.S. Summer Camp
Women in Engineering Program
206 Engineering Hall, 1308 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Sahid L. Rosado Lausell
GAMES Camp Director
for rising 9th-12th graders
G.A.M.E.S. (Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science) provides academically talented middle school girls the opportunity to explore math, engineering and science through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and contacts with other women in these technical fields.
Questons? Contact the GAMES office at email@example.com