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The Center for Gifted Studies


Summer with The Center for Gifted Studies means learning and fun for students and educators. Apply now for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute, SCATS, and VAMPY.


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 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.


IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2018

IdeaFestival Bowling Green was a wild success, with over 650 middle and high school students from all over Kentucky joining together for a day of exploring big ideas and innovation. Watch the highlight reel below, and be sure to check out IdeaFestival's Youtube page for full-length videos of speaker sessions as well as other highlights from this amazing event.



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


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 Last Modified 3/9/18