For Students

Links for Students

Hoagies’ Kids and Teens The “All Things Gifted” page.

Mensa for Kids The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through programs like the Mensa for Kids Web site and other activities.

Talent Searches for Maryland Students

Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Johns Hopkins University

Duke University TIP Talent Search



Johns Hopkins University CTY's new Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (L.I.V.E.) courses offer bright students advanced learning options in dynamic, community-centered digital classrooms with peers who share their interests.

Renzulli Learning Home Edition

Every child has unique talents and strengths that can be cultivated.

Renzulli Learning is an interactive online teaching system that provides a personalized learning environment for children and leads to higher academic performance. The goal of Renzulli Learning is to increase a child’s engagement in learning by focusing on their strengths. Renzulli Learning will empower your children as they direct their own learning, leading to increased self-efficacy and increased self-confidence.

Your child’s first experience is with the Renzulli Profiler, a detailed online questionnaire that allows the Renzulli software to generate a personal narrative profile of your child.

The Renzulli Profiler quickly identifies each child’s academic strength areas, interests, learning styles and preferred modes of expression. Depending on your child’s age and reading level, completion of the Profiler takes between 20 and 45 minutes. Your child will then matched to a vast array of educational activities and resources based upon their Renzulli Profile results. Children explore, discover, learn and create projects and activities in a safe and easy to use environment. Renzulli easily facilitates personalized and fun learning experiences for children in grades Pre-K through 12.


Destination Imagination

Odyssey of the Mind

The Synergy Challenge and brain teasers For Kids by Synergy Westchester.


(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Mandelbrot Links to mathematical sites for students – click “Links” under “Resources.”

The Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions

NASA DEVELOP Internship opportunities are available during the spring, summer, and fall. Applications are encouraged from students interested in science, technology, and policy, age 16 and older, and enrolled in a U.S. accredited school. Students can apply to one of twelve NASA DEVELOP sites.

Neuroscience for Kids

NSA Gifted and Talented Program STEM for High School The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math, and Science. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM.

USA Science & Engineering Festival Our mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States. There are also school programs.

West Point Center for STEM Education The mission is to design and implement programs that inspire, attract, and develop the STEM talent essential for meeting the Nation’s current and future challenges.

WOOT: Worldwide Online Olympiad Training A 7-month Olympiad preparation and testing program that brings together many of the best students from around the world to learn Olympiad problem solving skills. (Art of Problem Solving)

Visual Arts

Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts Enrichment Camp A variety of courses offered to meet the varied interests of the student whether the student is seeking to improve his or her skills or is preparing a portfolio for consideration for entrance into a GT program, magnet program, college program, or for an Advanced Placement Exam.

Community College of Baltimore County Summer Camps Performing and visual arts, academics, languages, and more.

Exploration Art School Individualized instruction to meet the child’s needs. The instructor has experience instituting gifted and talented art programs at a variety of schools, including a visual arts magnet school.

Harford Community College A variety of arts and crafts programs are available.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) For High School Students: Accelerate your preparation for a career as an artist or designer by studying at MICA. Spend your summer or time after school releasing your creativity by doing what you love at the home of one of America’s top two studio arts programs, as ranked by Parade magazine. For Elementary and Middle School Students: Young People’s Studios and Summer Camp: Young People’s Studios Summer Art Camp

Towson University Community Arts Center Classes for children and teens. Creative thinking will be encouraged by exploring a variety of media, including collage, paint, clay, pastel, and found objects.

World Languages

Fun with Foreign Language We help children realize many of the benefits that learning a foreign language can provide. Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Baltimore International Academy Summer camp offers full immersion in your choice of Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish. Summer camp is open to all children entering grades K-8. Useful Websites for Languages


American University Discover the World of Communication You will learn to build a digital portfolio, script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate, and entertain. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions and museums.

Asian American Journalists Association JCamp (multiple sites) Aspiring journalists of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in grades 9-11 receive training in writing, broadcasting, and photography. Free.

Merlyn’s Pen Mentors in Writing Program The Mentors program matches student writers, grades 6-12, with published writers and editors from the Merlyn’s Pen staff for personalized, one-on-one writing tutorials. There’s no travel involved, no juggling of busy after-school schedules. Students work at home, at their own pace. Assignments and follow-up critiques are sent by email or through the mail.

Young Playwrights Festival National Competition Writers younger than 18 years submit plays and finalists attend the Young Playwrights Writers Conference where they work with theater professionals and have the chance to have their play produced Off-Broadway.