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Welcome to The Center for Gifted Studies

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 over thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional learning 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 States.

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.

The Mission for The Center

We are committed to encouraging excellence by providing educational opportunities and resources to three populations: gifted and talented students, educators working with gifted students, and parents of gifted students.

The Vision for The Center

An internationally preeminent center, The Center for Gifted Studies envisions expanding services in five areas:

  1. Offering educational programs for gifted children and youth
  2. Providing professional development opportunities for educators
  3. Enhancing communication and advocacy for gifted children
  4. Conducting research and developing curriculum to remove the learning ceiling
  5. Building a testing and counseling component for gifted children and their families

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 Last Modified 4/12/18