TASS / TASP Programs
Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation. This is designed to be for students interested in the Humanities, but can work well for any student that enjoys extensive reading and deep thinking. Students are scholarshipped into this program and attend for 6 weeks at various college campuses. There is no college credit, and no grades. This is hugely about reading, writing, discussing and synthesizing ideas. TASS is for Sophomores and TASP is for Juniors ONLY. Apply in Nov - Jan for the summer program. Highly selective.
John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
The Center for Talented Youth began with a seventh grade boy from Baltimore who had exhausted all the options for math courses he could take at school by the time he was thirteen. Julian Stanley, a professor of psychology at Johns Hopkins, worked with this boy to arrange access to challenging math courses so the boy could develop his academic talents. In 1979 Dr. Stanley and Johns Hopkins founded The Center for Talented Youth in response to the national need to recognize and develop the world’s brightest young minds.
Today, CTY is accredited for grades 5 through 12 by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The CTY Summer Programs served over 9,450 students in 2012, and courses through CTYOnline counted over 13,000 annual enrollments. CTY students hail from all neighborhoods and many nations, and our alumni include the cofounder of Google, the CEO of Facebook, and leaders in the sciences, arts, government, and all professions.
Since 1979, CTY has expanded to offer a wide range of academic opportunities. CTY’ s focus is to be a leader in the education of advanced learners worldwide, to open access to CTY’s opportunities for top students from all backgrounds, and to originate and communicate research on recognizing and developing the talents of students of great academic promise.
We're starting to publish summer programs that homeschooling families might want to consider for their children. Some are FREE, many are not. Some are local, many are NOT! Feel free to browse through and see if there are any that would be great for your child to experience during the summer. Many times these summer programs will allow your child to experiment with something that they think is interesting but haven't been able to indulge in. If you hear of great summer programs, let us know and we'll add it here!
Duke Talent Identification Progrm (TIP)
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Programs are held in various campuses throughout the US for 4th - 12th graders, scholarships available for early applicants. You have to be tested to be accepted into the program.