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The Center for Gifted Studies

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1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279

College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky (located at WKU)

Super SaturdaysVAMPYAP Summer InstituteSCATSMAE in Gifted Education and Talent DevelopmentLittle Learners, Big IdeasCamp InnovateIdeaFestival Bowling Green

The Center offers two, four-week sessions of Super Saturdays each year to encourage students in grades 1 – 8 who are of high ability or have high interest in a topic to pursue their passions outside the regular classroom.

VAMPY is a three-week residential summer program for gifted students in grades 7 through 10.

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute offers workshops for beginning and experienced AP teachers.

SCATS is a two-week summer program for high-ability, high-interest middle schoolers.

WKU offers the MAE, EdS, and EdD in Gifted Education and Talent Development.

The Little Learners, Big Ideas video series and workshops teach parents and educators practical strategies to support young children.

Camp Innovate is a one-week interdisciplinary summer camp for gifted students in grades 3 through 5.

IdeaFestival Bowling Green, a one-day celebration of ideas featuring innovative speakers and creative activities, will be February 15, 2018.

Where Gifted Learners Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United St

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.


Watch our video on the Excellence Gap,
created through Project Reaching Academic Potential (RAP)


Read our information sheet on Excellence Gaps in Kentucky
created through Project Reaching Academic Potential (RAP).


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