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Links to Associations and Organizations

Advanced Placement

Motivated high school students take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school.

The Association for the Gifted (TAG)

A Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Promotes Scholarly research, advocacy, and professional development.

Center for Bright Kids

The Center for Bright Kids is the Regional Talent Center for the Rocky Mountain area. This seven-state region includes Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming. CBK offers K-12 enrichment and acceleration programming for high interest and high ability kids. Our focus is not only on how kids think and learn, but how they discover ways to navigate the world while thinking and learning differently. CBK is focused on providing safe spaces for kids to laugh and play while being intellectually challenged with intensive academic experiences and actively engaged in meaningful, authentic learning experiences. 

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT)

CAGT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and others interested in promoting suitable education, including creative stimulation, for gifted and talented children, while also seeking public recognition and aid for the special needs of these children.

Junior Great Books

The Junior Great Books program seeks to make reading and discussing literature a lifelong pursuit. First introduced to schools in 1962, Junior Great Books is now used by more than 1 million students in all 50 states and in countries around the world. By combining age-appropriate literature with the shared inquiry method of discussion, Junior Great Books brings literature to life and helps students discover a joy of reading they will carry with them into adulthood. Junior Great Books is proven to help students develop the essential skills of reading carefully, thinking critically, listening intently, and speaking and writing persuasively.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

Site contains published research on important issues in the education of gifted and talented students/

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

The IBO, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Geneva Switzerland. It offers three programs to a wide range of schools located throughout the world. The Diploma Program is for students in the final two years of high school, the Middle Years Program (MYP) is for students aged 11 to 16, and the Primary Years Program (PYP) is for students aged 3 to 12. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.