Centers for Gifted Students




Center for Gifted Education – The College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary created the Center for Gifted Education in 1988, under the direction of Joyce VanTassel-Baska, with a specific mission statement and goals, based on an understanding of the needs of gifted and talented individuals across the lifespan.



Center for Talent Development Northwestern University

A center dedicated to serving gifted students and their parents.  Contains information about the Midwest Talent Search Competition and Learning Links, a source for distance learning.


The Davidson Institute

The Davidson Institute is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation founded in 1999 by Bob and Jan Davidson out of a concern that our nation’s most gifted and talented students were largely neglected and underserved. The Davidson Institute offers much-needed services such as individualized support programs, scholarships, assessment assistance, educational advocates, academic opportunities and online support communities.


The Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University

A continuing project dedicated to developing and offering multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses. Combining technical and instructional expertise, EPGY provides high-ability students of all ages with an individualized educational experience, optimized in both pace and content. Through EPGY, students have access to courses in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate.



Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth    

CTY conducts the nation's oldest and most extensive academic talent search and offers educational programming for students with exceptionally high academic ability.


Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development – University of Connecticut: okay

The work of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) is guided by emerging research about the broadened conception of human potential and the need to develop "high-end learning" opportunities for all of America's students.





AEGUS, The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students

This association serves as an advocate for this special population.  It provides ideas and interventions aimed at helping these twice-exceptional students reach their full potential.


The Davidson Institute

Created to support profoundly gifted children and young adults.  The Davidson Institute offers programs and scholarships for students with rigorous application and selection criteria.


Hoagies Gifted Education Page

This webpage offers a multitude of resources related to gifted education.


National Association for Gifted Children:

A national organization that supports gifted students and their parents.

NAGC compiles a list of opportunities throughout the country, including Ohio.


Ohio Association for Gifted Children: okay

A statewide organization that supports gifted students and their parents.   OAGC compiles a list of summer opportunities for students at the local, state and national level.

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SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

This organization is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves.


Family Achievement Clinic

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist and author. She directs the Family Achievement Clinic at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.