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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)

Providing Resources: 1990 – 1999

KAGE1990 – The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education: Having grown tremendously throughout the 1980s, The Center could provide room, equipment, and materials to KAGE, the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. Today, KAGE is one of the few state gifted organizations with a permanent home.

1992 – Super Saturdays: Then-Program Director Mary Evans recognized the need for challenging enrichment opportunities for elementary school students. Today, Super Saturdays has grown to include middle school students, forty-plus classes, and 600 children. With programs in both the fall and winter, students have the chance to experience a variety of hands-on, minds-on classes. Many come from a 120 mile radius to attend Super Saturdays. The Center also provides Parent Seminars during Super Saturdays to help parents better meet the needs of their gifted children.

Leadership1996 – The Leadership Institute: At a symposium, educators commented on the real needs in leadership development. Some suggested that the topic be addressed at the following year’s symposium. Keeping with its philosophy of addressing needs when they arise, The Center held the first Leadership Institute only a few months later. This institute continues to provide sessions for teachers, administrators, and counselors on developing leadership skills and potential in the youth in their schools and communities.

The Challenge1998 – The Challenge: The Challenge magazine provides information about The Center and young people who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their families several times each year. This award-winning publication has a circulation of more than 20,000.



History of The Center by Decade

Becoming The Center: 1980-1989

Providing Resources: 1990-1999

Creating Opportunities: 2000 - The Present 

History of The Center by Decade

Becoming The Center: 1980-1989

Providing Resources: 1990-1999

Creating Opportunities: 2000 - The Present


Memories of The Center: A Photo Slideshow


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