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TAGT (Texas Association of Gifted & Talented) Scholarships
Available Scholarships:
  • Summer Enrichment Scholarship: Grades K-12; Max amount of $400 for use in summer enrichment program
  • Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy Scholarship: Grades 4-8; the top scoring student applying for a Summer Enrichment Scholarship attending the Lone Star Leadership Academy will receive a full scholarship to the program
  • Adventures in Learning Summer Scholarship: Grades 3-6; the top scoring student applying for a Summer Enrichment Scholarship attending the Adventures in Learning Summer Scholar Camp will receive a full scholarship to the program
  • Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship: Graduating high school senior; $2,500 university scholarship
  • Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship: Graduating high school senior; $2,500 university scholarship
9 Early Signs Your Kid Will Be Gifted 
If your child has seemed different from a young age, there may be a chance that you have a gifted child on your hands. But are there any early signs your kid will be gifted or do you need to wait until they're in school to determine where they fall on the gifted scale? Most sources say the signs start showing up early in many gifted children.

A Nation Deceived
In 2004, The John Templeton Foundation sponsored a report titled A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students. This national report highlighted the disparity between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research.

Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students
AEGUS, The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students, serves as an advocate for this special population.

Counseling the Gifted / Andrew Mahoney
Based on identity formation and its crucial variables in the counseling process, the Gifted Identity Formation Model gives counselors a method for assessing clients and delivering interventions that explore and strengthen the identity formation of gifted people.

Cybils: Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literacy Awards
A wonderful site for parents to find challenging and engaging books for their children.

The Center for Talent Development
The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University has a broad range of summer programs, as well as a useful "resources" page.

CTY - Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
The Center for Talented Youth has served the academic needs of highly able youth since 1979.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development TAGT Business Member
Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

Duke Talent Identification Program TAGT Business Member
Since 1980, the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has been a world leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential.
Is your child bright, or truly gifted? Learn the difference and find activities and games to challenge her mind, and tips and resources to keep her centered.

Gifted and Creative Services Australia
GIFTED & CREATIVE Services is dedicated to providing information and services that encompass
and nourish the whole gifted person and meets emotional, intellectual, physical and educational needs.

Gifted Development Center
Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents and for gifted individuals of all ages.

Gifted Learners and College Board and Advanced Placement Program
Meeting the needs of gifted learners in the public school setting, while not an easy task, is certainly a worthy one. One program that can provide the rigor gifted students prefer and require as they pursue personal interests is the College Board® Advanced Placement Program.

GT World
An on-line support community for parents of Gifted and Talented children, exploring issues including parenting and advocating for our children, teaching them how to advocate for themselves, the experience of growing up gifted, obtaining an appropriate education, helping gifted kids with learning disabilities, and the wide range of other issues.

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Best Site for All You Need to Know about Gifted

The Hollingsworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
A National Volunteer Resource and Support Network for Highly Gifted Children, their Families, Schools and Communities

Identificacion y Desarollo de Niños Talentosos, a Spanish-language resource with special information on Mexico's GT program.

"Is It a Cheetah?" by Stephanie S. Tolan
It's a tough time to raise, teach or be a highly gifted child. As the term "gifted" and the unusual intellectual capacity to which that term refers become more and more politically incorrect, the educational establishment changes terminology and focus.

KidSource - Education: Gifted and Talented Students
Articles about Gifted Education ranked by KidSource (some from ERIC)

Michigan State University, Gifted and Talented Education
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Programs promote differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school, and high school.

National Society for the Gifted and Talented
The National Society for the Gifted & Talented™ (NSGT) is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation created to honor and encourage gifted and talented (G&T) children and youth.

NAGC Parents Page
Here is the information you need to learn more about high potential, giftedness, and talent development.

Riddle Street Montessori School for Gifted and Talented TAGT Business Member
Riddle Street offers a year-round program designed to meet the academic, social, emotional and intellectual needs of exceptionally bright students ages 3 - 12.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Spring Creek Academy TAGT Business Member
Located in Plano, Texas, Spring Creek Academy has earned a distinguished tradition as one of the leading private schools in Dallas offering specially tailored programs for gifted education.

St Francis School TAGT Business Member
An independent, interdenominational school providing high-quality education to children from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Summer Institute for the Gifted
The Summer Institute for the Gifted offers residential and day programs for gifted and talented students in grades K through 11.

Uniquely Gifted
Twice-exceptional children (that is, intellectually gifted children with special needs such as AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.) have a hard time of it in our education system - because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as "lazy", "unmotivated", "not trying".

The Woodlands Young Learner's Academy TAGT Business Member
Our curriculum is uniquely designed to facilitate each student's higher-level thinking skills to his or her fullest potential by incorporating Gifted and Talented theories and instruction techniques.

Yorktown Education TAGT Business Member
Yorktown provides accelerated, individually paced learning for all students with strong core curriculum, more advanced instruction and more electives than any other K-12 school system.