Many programs are offered to all students beyond the typical school day. These programs provide students with opportunities to creatively solve problems, build leadership skills, foster confidence and communication and engage in rigorous experiences related to their passions and talents.
Chess is a game for people of all ages. Chess develops memory. Chess improves concentration. Chess develops logical thinking. Chess promotes imagination and creativity. Chess teaches independence. Chess develops the capability. Chess inspires self-motivation. Learn more…http://www.quadcitychess.com/benefits_of_chess.html#why
Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world's largest creative problem solving program for kindergarten through college-aged learners, going strong in 48 states and over 40 countries. Teams of up to 7 members solve one of seven different Challenges, which they perform in front of appraisers at tournaments. DI participants develop life skills while solving challenges through their unique hands-on experiences in the sciences, technology, mechanics, engineering, theater, improvisation, goal setting, time and budget management, team building, and leadership. Learn more… http://www.marylanddi.org/
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Learn more…http://firstlegoleague.org/
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world. Learnmore…JHY CTY
Maryland Summer Centers
The Maryland Summer Centers program continues a 45 year commitment at the state level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The Maryland Summer Centers program, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments. Learn more…http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/summercenters