What We Do
Accelerated Learner Services provides academic support and resources to identified gifted and high ability students. This is accomplished by finding advanced and personalized programming options based on academic need, providing advancement and enrichment opportunities, and aiding in selective college admissions and scholarship processes.

Fbook AP logo   Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a voluntary program that offers students an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school.

* Improve your chances of getting into your choice college

* Obtain a clear understanding of what it takes to excel in college

* Earn college credit, placement, or both through qualifying AP Exam


Accelerated Learner Resources

Identification & Enrichment:

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.

Davidson Institute

Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut

Studies focusing on meeting the needs of gifted and talented youth have received national and international attention for over 40 years.

Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search

NUMATS offers an opportunity for above-grade level testing for those that qualify. Financial assistance is available.

Hoagies Gifted Education Page

All-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike.

Competition:

Future Problem Solving Program

Future Problem Solving stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future.

Scholarship:

Cooke Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is a selective 5-year pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.

Cooke College Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best 4-year colleges and universities.

Academic:

ART

Art Project powered by Google

MATH

NRICH Mathematics Enrichment

Figure This!

Mind Song Math

Illuminations

READING

A Unique Collection for Gifted Students Grades 6-12

WRITING

Storybird

Underlined Writing Community

SCIENCE

National Public Radio (Science Friday)

How Stuff Works

Learning Science

 

Kathryn Sosa
Secondary Accelerated Learner Services Coordinator