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Sites for Parents:

Gifted Education Internet Resources

Davidson Gifted Database (formerly GT-Cybersource) - easy search capabilities for articles, resources, and state policy to help students, parents, and educators pinpoint a wealth of gifted information

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

Midwest Talent Search for Younger Students in Grades 3 - 6/Explore Testing - Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

Midwest Talent Search for Students in Grades 6 - 9/ACT and SAT Testing - Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

Ohio Association for Gifted Children (many more links here)

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

University of Connecticut

Sites for Students:

Analogies

Ask Jeeves for Kids

Biographies

Brain Teasers

Chess

Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library Card Catalog

Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library Internet Resources

Encyclopedia Britannica

French-English Dictionary

INFOhio (to assist with research tasks)

Internet Sleuth

Inventions

Logic

Mastermind

Math

Museum Virtual Tours

Quoteland - All the Right Words

Tangrams

Local Enrichment Opportunities:

The Cincinnati Observatory Center - a club for nine to fourteen-year-old aspiring astronomers meeting the first Friday of the month (321.5186)

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens - classes for ages six to fourteen

Drake Planetarium and Science Center in Norwood - after-school and summer activities with robots, Legos, and machines 

iSpace (Interactive Science, Space, and Aeronautics Center for Education) - summer camp opportunities designed to provide students with unique and highly energized science, technology, engineering, and mathematical learning experiences

The Norse Kids Community Connections Program at Northern Kentucky University for elementary through high school students (859.572.5100); youth program designed to offer P-12 students opportunities for academic enrichment in a variety of topics including science and nature, visual and performing arts, language and culture, mathematics, and more

Saturday Youth Enrichment Program at the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development - enrichment program for grades 1 - 5; call 771.8881

Space Day - free family event with hands-on and interactive experiences for all ages held at Scarlet Oaks; 277.9521

The Society of Women Engineers University of Cincinnati chapter - outreach events for middle and high school girls

Super Saturday Program - enrichment program for gifted children ages 4 - 14

Scholarship Opportunities:

OAGC - Ohio Association for Gifted Children, scholarship opportunities for gifted students in grades K - 12

Summer Opportunities:

Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development - summer program for academically talented students preK through grade 12 

Summer Opportunities in Ohio for Gifted Students - summer programs listed by the OAGC (Ohio Association for Gifted Children)

Cincinnati Enquirer List of Area Summer Camps - enter 'camp guide' in the search box; click on academics; other camps, as well  

Be Wise - a mathematics, science and technology camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who are entering grade 7 or 8 in the fall of 2009; located on the campus of Denison University

Camp Invention - Summerside Elementary School is offering the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer, June 29 – July 2 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for children entering grades one through six

Wright State University - summer academic enrichment programs for grades K - 12 in Dayton, Ohio 

Cincinnati Zoo - summer camp for ages 3 - 14

Queen of Angels Montessori - summer camp program for ages 3 - 14 near Mariemont

Sunrock Farm - nature program in Northern Kentucky

Gorman Heritage Farm - animals and gardening on a working farm in Evendale 

Mad Science - science programs in various locations in the Cincinnati area for ages 5 - 12

Cincinnati Nature Center - Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farms in Goshen and Milford for ages 5 - 12

Drake Science Center - Lego robotics and architecture in Norwood for ages 5 - 13

Math Pentathlon - math program at Summit Country Day School in Hyde Park for ages 5 - 16

Science Discovery Camp - various science classes in Mason for kindergarten - grade 8

Cleveland Museum of Natural History - junior pre-med camp for grades 2 - 9

Newport Aquarium - marine biology for grades 9 - 12

Edge of Appalachia Science Camp - naturalist adventure camp for ages 9 - 16

U. S. Space Camp - aviation/space camp for ages 9 - 18 in Huntsville, AL

Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - cinema, science, and biomedicine programs for high ability students in grades 4 - 11

Camp Yunasa - outdoor summer camp and small group workshops in Fenton, MI, designed to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted students

Math Path - residential advanced math camp for students ages 11 - 14 with high math ability and love of math in Colorado Springs, CO

Northern Kentucky University - 2009 Summer Computing Workshop for High School Students/Game Programming in Java

Language Instruction:

Baby Lingua 859.331.9110

Berlitz Language Center 381.4650

Cincinnati Spanish Academy 602.6100

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce 459.8844

Volunteer Opportunities:

Cincinnati Boys and Girls Clubs - click on Keystone Club

Gifts of Giving Foundation

Kids Care Clubs

Points of Light Foundation - go to Resources (for ages k - 5 and 6 - 8 and service project ideas)

Presidents Volunteer Service Award - for under age fourteen

United Way of Greater Cincinnati for ages 12 - 17 and adults

Youth Service America

Local Opportunities in Visual and Performing Arts: 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

ArtWorks

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

College Conservatory of Music

Contemporary Art Museum

Taft Museum of Art

Young Rembrandts

Opportunities for Gifted High School Students: 

The Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted offers a unique opportunity for Ohio's top high school students to broaden their vision of the future.  Gifted eleventh grade students who will be seniors next year are eligible to submit applications for this residential program. Applications are due to the West Clermont Coordinator of Gifted Services (808 Clough Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245) no later than Monday, February 2, 2009, for this upcoming summer's program to be held June 21 - June 27, 2009.

To access information, applications, and instructions, please visit <http://www.ssco.org/essex/index.htm>.

2. The Ohio Summer Honors Institutes, funded by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), are academic summer programs for current ninth and tenth grade gifted students. The purpose of the program is to provide in-depth study of challenging topics, to provide opportunities for exploring education and career options, and to provide opportunities for interaction with gifted peers.

Summer Honors Institutes are hosted by various Ohio colleges and universities with some being offered in our area. Tuition is free for eligible students. Those that offer a residential option may charge residential students a fee to cover the cost of meals, residence hall rooms, evening activities, and overnight supervision.

Applications for the 2009 Summer Honors Institutes are now available and are due to the appropriate college or university by April 10, 2009. Spaces fill up quickly, so it is suggested to apply now.

For information, applications, and instructions, please visit:

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspxpage=3&TopicRelationID=963&ContentID=826&Content=60737

3.  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Operation Catapult - summer program launching high school students’ interests in engineering and science through a series of interesting and self-rewarding hands-on projects

For further information about either of the first two high school opportunities, please contact:

Lois Swisher

West Clermont Coordinator of Gifted Services

943.6709

swisher_l@westcler.org

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