Gifted children are inquisitive.
HCPS provides on line research resources accessible through CLEVER (a secure internet portal). By logging onto a single site, students will find accurate and detailed answers to their questions. Students may log onto CLEVER from home by entering http://clever.com/in/henrico/ . If your child does not know his/her password, please contact the classroom teacher.
The following resources are available on CLEVER..
Britannica Image Quest–search for pictures and images–if your child wants to know what something looks like or if he/she simply needs images for a school project, the search should begin here.
Encyclopedia Britannica–This is an enhanced on-line encyclopedia containing leveled articles, pictures, and videos. Students type in the search word and are provided with leveled articles (they can switch up to a higher level), pictures, and video when applicable.
Encyclopedia Virginia–offers detailed primary resources, pictures, virtual visits to historical sites all pertaining to the history of Virginia.
Gale Info Bits–is a research data base. Students may select from a wide variety of topics or they may complete a search query for a topic of interest. Articles are available which may be read by the student or read aloud to the student. Pictures, maps, and charts are also included.
Gale Online Databases— a variety of data bases may be found within this link. Students may search for the answers to their questions. Students have the ability to search through multiple data bases at one time.
Henrico County Public Library Link–for easy access to the titles of books and materials available in the Henrico County Public Library system. Books and materials may be ordered from any Henrico County Public Library to be picked up at your local branch.
Pebble Go–collection of non-fiction resources for our K-1 students. Beginning readers may read the text for themselves or may have the computer read to them. This is a fun site with many pictures and simple text designed for inquisitive young readers.
World Almanac for Kids–offers a variety of interesting superlatives and lists similar to those found in the paper version.
Summer Regional Governor’s School Program Details
Applications due February 19, 2019.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) support this special program for students currently in grades 6 – 8 who are identified as gifted by their school divisions.
Dates: June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, July 1, 2, 3. Check calendars carefully. Students are expected to attend each day.
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223.
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR’S SCHOOLS
Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.
Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.
Summer Program Scholarships are Available from The Virginia Association for the Gifted – Grades 6-12
Virginia Association for the Gifted
Summer Scholarship – Grades 6-12
The Virginia Association for the Gifted Student Summer Scholarships are designed for those gifted and talented students who wish to attend academic or artistic programs during the summer months. The scholarships are in amounts ranging from $100 to $400 (see funding schedule below) and are available for students, K-12. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 29, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their award status by May 15.
Virginia Association for the Gifted
Summer Scholarship – Grades K-5
The Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) Student Summer Scholarships are designed for those gifted and talented students who wish to attend academic or artistic programs during the summer months. The scholarships are in amounts ranging from $100 to $400 and are available for students, K-12. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 29, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their award status by May 15.
Summer SEP 2019 Program Philosophy
SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.
Behaviors fostered by the gifted learner program include the ability to:
apply process skills used in individual fields of inquiry,
recognize problems and approaches to problem solving,
understand and appreciate individual differences, and
become a self-directed learner.
Join us this summer for our fun enrichment classes! Classes run from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday – Friday each week. Classes are $350 each with a $50 deposit due with application. Please see application packet for course specifics, descriptions and application instructions. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.
Courses have openings unless marked full on the William and Mary site.
The Virginia Department of Forestry, in cooperation with natural resource conservation agencies and organizations, has proudly administered Holiday Lake Forestry Camp – now called Camp Woods & Wildlife – for more than 70 years. This unique camping experience has introduced young Virginians (ages 13-16) to the challenges, special skills and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy every day.
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Camp Woods & Wildlife is ideal for students:
- to explore and experience activities in forestry and wildlife related careers
- who participate in forestry and wildlife judging teams, Envirothon competitions, or ecology clubs
- to experience hands on learning about natural resources conservation.
Dates and Location
Camp: June 17-22, 2019
Nominations close April 10, 2019.
Camp is held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center located within the 20,000 acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. This working forest provides a vast outdoor classroom for interactive learning.
Emory and Henry Summer Leadership Program—Residential
This one-week residential is an academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th – 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting.
The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides the same academic adventure while building the student’s leadership skills. This accelerated program will provide skills and tools to help students become better prepared for leadership roles in high school as well as college.
Applications accepted now through May 15, 2019.
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This annual summer program brings together high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. for a week of deep discussions on critical issues and interaction with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders. Participants also make new friends, tour the monuments and museums, and connect with professionals throughout the D.C. area.
July 7-12, 2019
Marymount University, Arlington VA
$2,000* (Scholarships available)
BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2019. Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm.
Current Virginia 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities are encouraged to apply.
BLAST is offered FREE of charge to students, however, transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family. Students who have previously participated in BLAST are not eligible.
Session 1: Virginia Tech University, June 16-19, 2019
Session 2: Old Dominion University, June 23-26, 2019
Session 3: Virginia Tech University, July 7-10, 2019
Session 4: University of Virginia, July 28-31, 2019