Summer Gifted and Talented Program

The Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University is proud to now offer High School level courses this Summer 2017!

Founded in 1983, the Summer Gifted and Talented Program celebrates its 35th year of programming by introducing a special HIGH SCHOOL pilot program to expand its offerings to meet the needs of our oldest students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall. Fostering the love of learning, Summer Gifted at Dominican continues to provide meaningful academic and social enrichment to its entire community of exceptional learners.

Download Early Registration materials below. Contact Program Director Janie Wu, jwu@dom.edu, to receive email blasts announcing program updates for Summer 2017.

Summer 2017 Program Dates

HIGH SCHOOL WEEK: June 12-16

WEEK 1: June 19-23

WEEK 2: June 26-30

WEEK 3: July 10-14

WEEK 4: July 17-21

Early Registration Forms

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. DOWNLOAD COURSE DESCRIPTIONS HERE

DOWNLOAD THE EARLY REGISTRATION FORM FOR GRADES 2-8 HERE

DOWNLOAD THE **HIGH SCHOOL** EARLY REGISTRATION FORM FOR GRADES 9-12 HERE!

DOWNLOAD TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM HERE!

DOWNLOAD THE FINANCIAL AID FORM HERE!

HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI MAY APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM RUNNER POSITIONS HERE!

About Our Program

The Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University serves the academic and social needs of highly motivated gifted and talented students entering grades 2-12 in the Fall. Enriching and challenging instruction is rooted in discovery-based learning, differentiated instruction and assessments, flexible grouping, hands-on activities, real world connections and individual student evaluations. Class sizes are limited to 20 students maximum, or less. Golden Apple Scholars are assigned as needed for additional classroom leadership, supervision, management and instruction as teachers in training.

Students are accepted into courses that reflect their demonstrated academic area of strength in math, science and/or verbal reasoning. Nationally-normed standardized test scores ranked in the 95%ile are pre-qualified for enrollment, pending prerequisites or course availability. Students without scores in the 95%ile may submit 1-2 teacher recommendation(s) and a current report card for consideration. Please download a copy of the form directly from our website or contact the Program Director/Gifted Office for any questions regarding the teacher recommendation form or admissions process.

See our FAQ sheet for answers to frequently asked questions!

To request a school visit or additional program materials, school officials/teachers may contact Program Director Janie Wu at jwu@dom.edu.

Dominican University's Tax ID Number is 36-2167855.

Additional Information

  • The Summer Gifted and Talented Program is structured for academically gifted and talented students who will enter grades 2 through 12 in the Fall
  • Recess and P.E. are a daily part of our program
  • Students bring a non-perishable sack lunch - we will provide a cold drink and a healthy treat
  • For specific questions pertaining to the Summer Gifted and Talented Program, please contact Program Director Janie Wu at jwu@dom.edu