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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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For a more extensive list of opportunities in the area including summer programs, see the JAGC webpage.

  • 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 programming 

To receive the Jeffco GT Eligibility  letter for WATS testing, please contact                              gtinform@jeffco.k12.co.us.  Once we verify a student's GT status, we will send
the letter to you electronically.
                                     

  • 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.
  • CSM EXPLORE Tech -  Registration is OPEN for Colorado School of Mines Summer Camp 2019 -- EXPLORE Computer Science -- for girls and boys entering grades 6 - 9 in Fall 2019
  • 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.
  • Hawaii 2019 - Jeffo GT 6th & 7th graders: Visit Hawaii on an educational and fun-filled trip packed full of historical sites, cultural centers and world class beaches.  For more detailed information on this experience, facilitated by Explorica, please visit our trip's flier.
  • 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.
  • SPARKS Camp- a summer enrichment program designed to SPARK the imagination and creativity of learners.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.
  • 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.
  • UNC Summer Enrichment Program 5th and 6th grade Students.  Click here for more information.

 

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