Summer Gifted and Talented Program

Please stay tuned for Save the Date Announcements from the Summer Gifted & Talented Program at Dominican University, Summer 2017!

Thank you for your interest in Summer Gifted at Dominican! We are currently awaiting approvals for our requested program dates this Summer 2017. Early Registration is tentatively slated for mid-February. Past participants will be notified of Save the Date plus Early and Open Registration updates by email blast. If you wish to be added to the list, please email the Program Director Janie Wu at

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 2-8 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 or less. Golden Apple Scholars are assigned as necessary 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 apply 1-2 teacher recommendation(s) 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.

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

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 8 in the Fall
  • Recess, P.E. and computer activities also take place during the class day, everyday
  • Students are asked to 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