SDE: Gifted and Talented Organizations/Programs

Gifted and Talented Organizations/Programs

Academic Decathlon
The Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 “A” or Honor students, 3 “B” or Scholastic students, and 3 “C” or Varsity students. Each Decathlete competes in all ten events. In 1999-2000 the theme was “Looking Forward: Creating the Future” with special emphasis on the sustainable earth.

Connecticut Association for Mathematically Precocious Youth (CAMPY) is a non-profit organization founded to provide educational opportunities for highly able mathematics students in Connecticut. Contact Judy St. Marie

College Board: News for Students and Parents
Updated SAT/PSAT, Advanced Placement, scholarship and college search information.
College Crunch Financial Aid Resources
The biggest obstacle for college bound students is paying for college. Some of the ways students pay for college includes scholarships, college savings plans, student loans and parental assistance. To assist new college bound students find financial aid, College Crunch provides some helpful resources.

Provided by Stanford University, Education Program for Gifted Youth offers mathematics, physics and writing courses for gifted students though a distance learning program.

New: Excursions in Learning
A summer enrichment program at Manchester Community College (MCC) for students completing grades K-8. In July, MCC offers Junior Culinary Camp (filled in 2010), Technology Camp I and II and Adventures in Leadership. In August, a two-week program for gifted and high-achieving students is offered with more than 31 different activity-oriented classes. Please visit our web site for program specifics:, or e-mail Susan Meisler, program coordinator, at

Destination Imagination
This is an international program for students, K-12. The program is dedicated to enhancing the learning, problem-solving skills and sportsmanship of participants.

Future Problem Solving Program
Teams of students are presented real life problems to develop solutions for presentation at state- and national-level competitions.

Hoagies Gifted Education Page
This web site is a gateway of information for parents about the education of gifted and talented children. It has links to education programs, organizations, special populations, resources, young children, and home schooling, among others.
Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth (IAAY)
Center for Talented Youth (CTY), John Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. (410) 516-0337. IAAY is dedicated to identifying young people with exceptional abilities and involving them in programs specially suited to their own rate of learning.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC G/T) is a collaborative effort of the University of Connecticut, City University of New York/City College, Stanford University, University of Virginia, and Yale University. The funding for the Research Center has been provided by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education, under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1994. Newsletters are available at the web site, as are links to related areas. Information about NRC G/T publications is also listed on the web page.

If you require further information, please contact:

Gilbert Andrada, Ph.D.
Connecticut State Department of Education 
Performance Office 
State Consultant for Gifted and Talented Education 
Telephone: (860) 713-6883

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