Summer Gifted and Talented Program

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

Fostering the love of learning, the Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to its entire community of exceptional learners, and is intended for motivated students entering grades 2-8 and 9-12 in the Fall. Summer Gifted at Dominican is a powerful experience for academically gifted and talented students, exposing them to like-minded peers and lifelong friendships, challenging learning experiences, and an opportunity to blossom as confident lifelong learners and leaders in a tightly-knit, safe and supportive environment. For so many of us, Summer Gifted at Dominican is the highlight of the year!

Download Open 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

CLASSES CLOSED AT CAPACITY (wait list only)

  • Bug Life, grades 2/3, Week 1, CANCELLED
  • Aerodynamics: How Airplanes Fly, grades 3/4, Week 1
  • Sudoku and Such, grades 3/4, Week 1
  • Scream Machine, grades 5-7, Week 1
  • Physics & Engineering: Space Academy, grades 6-8, Week 1
  • Insect Investigators, grades 2/3, Week 2, CANCELLED
  • Disaster Science, grades 4/5, Week 2
  • Invention Convention: Rube Goldberg, grades 5-7, Week 2
  • The Great Debate, grades 6-8, Week 2
  • To Infinity and Beyond! grades 2/3, Week 3
  • Nutrition Club, grades 2/3, Week 3, CANCELLED
  • Creative Writing, grades 4-6, Week 3
  • Forensic Science, grades 4/5, Week 3
  • Physics & Engineering: Newton's Academy, grades 6-8, Week 3
  • Chemical Reactions, grades 3/4, Week 4
  • Mathopoly & Economics, grade 4/5, Week 4
  • Hunger Games: Intro to Genetics, grades 5/6, Week 4

Open Registration Forms Now Accepting Applications for Weeks 3 and 4 ONLY 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. DOWNLOAD COURSE DESCRIPTIONS HERE

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS HERE!!

MEET THE TEACHERS IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

DOWNLOAD THE OPEN REGISTRATION FORM FOR GRADES 2-8 HERE

DOWNLOAD THE **HIGH SCHOOL** OPEN 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!  Deadline is May 1, 2017

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
  • Outdoor Recess and P.E. are a daily part of our program, weather permitting
  • Students bring a non-perishable sack lunch - we will provide a cold drink and a healthy treat
  • Early Morning Drop-off and Extended Day Program options available! Inquire with Program Director Janie Wu at jwu@dom.edu; forms provided upon acceptance*
  • Carpools available and encouraged! Check for Carpool on the application; list provided upon enrollment
  • For specific questions pertaining to the Summer Gifted and Talented Program, please contact Program Director Janie Wu at jwu@dom.edu