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"Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them."  

Lady Bird Johnson

Student Opportunities

The Cosmosphere Camps (KAOS)kaos

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center offers camps for students entering the 2nd grade through 12th grade. For 27 years Cosmosphere camp programs, Kansas Adventures in Outer Space, have instilled confidence and leadership in our graduates. Former campers have landed positions at NASA, major aircraft companies, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other science, technology, math, and engineering entities. The current staff takes such accolades seriously and strives each day to live up to our proud tradition. falcon

Entering 2nd through 6th Grade Camps: Solar System, Lunar Base, Alien Adventure, and Starship Earth

Entering 6th through 10th Grade Camps: Mars Academy, Space 101, Space 201, and Merits in Space

Advanced Camps: Space 201, Space 301, Space 401, Space 501

A summer camp for the 8 to 11 year old exceptionally (EG) or profoundly (PG) gifted child who loves math. Epsilon Camp, directed by Dr. George Thomas, founder of MathPath and Canada/USA MathCamp, is an intellectually rigorous student camp combined with a parent workshop designed to help parents build mathematical and social maturity in the EG/PG child. Epsilon Camp, now in its third season, will be held at beautiful Colorado College from July 28 through August 10, 2013. At least one parent must attend with the child and additional family members are also welcome. 

Future City Competition

fc The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. If you have questions, please email: futurecityks@gmail.com.

Duke Talent Identification Program

Since 1980, Duke TIP has been a world leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential. For more information visit with the gifted facilitator.

Activities for Students Around the State

This is a clearinghouse of different competitions and activities happening for students in Kansas varying from art activities to robotics competitions. If you know of excellent activities for students that should be added to the list, please contact the KGTC Opportunities Director.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships 

These are designed to encourage and support outstanding students from 7th grade through graduate school who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need.

Summer Institute for the Gifted

Their mission is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs.

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University

Center for Talent Development (CTD), housed at Northwestern University’s is an accredited learning center and research facility that has been serving gifted students, their families and educators for nearly 30 years -- taking their notions of what learning is and introducing them to what learning should be.