Programmes for the Gifted

Welcome to ASSET Summer Programme

ASSET Summer Programme is a 21-day residential programme designed for India's top academic talent. The Programme provides an academically and socially enriching environment that allows gifted children to develop an understanding of their academic abilities, as well as an all-rounded outlook.

The ASSET Summer programme - a Taste of a College Semester:

Innovative learning sessions and hands-on activities supervised by expert instructors ensure that gifted students are allowed to reach the full range of their abilities. Debate sessions with peers and guest lectures by subject experts make the summer program a memorable learning experience. Visit: www.assetsummerprogramme.com for more information.

Duration 21 Days (3 weeks)
Cost INR 1,75,000 inclusive of all taxes

Early Bird Fees of INR 150,000/- until 31st January 2018
Start Dates 13th May to 2nd June 2018
Grades 7th, 8th, and 9th
Eligibility 85th percentile and above in ASSET Talent Search test

A leading research university worldwide, Northwestern University is home to over 90 School-based Centres and nearly 50 University Research Centres. The interdisciplinary culture embraces neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology, engineering and education among others. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) headed by the renowned authority in the field of gifted education Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, is dedicated to helping academically advanced students reach their full potential, through unique, year-round programs. Students who meet the qualifying ASSET Talent Search score requirements may apply for admission for both summer residential programs as well as the centre's online program.

"I have always liked writing and hence when I got to my creative writing class at Northwestern CTD, I came across students from various parts of the U.S. and some other countries too who shared my love for the same thing. As part of our learning process, we had to provide peer review of our classmates' work and this exercise gave me a really good perspective on what people of my age thought about my writing style and skills and I in turn got to read some really interesting work by my friends."

Sreeja Maradana, Oakridge International School, Bangalore, on the summer course on Creative Writing at Northwestern CTD

Gifted LearningLinks Online programs for grades V - XII

Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) from CTD is an online learning program with rigorous and one-on-one teaching in advanced academics. Taught by educators skilled in online teaching methods, the courses include honours and Advanced Placement options. The flexible placing allows motivated students to accelerate their learning.

Program Details:
Duration Grades 8th to 9th - 9 weeks. | Grades 10th-12th: 9 to 36 weeks depending on the course
**Cost USD $560 to $675
Start Dates Multiple options. | Grades 5th to 9th: Starting 15th June to 17th August | Grades 10th to 12th: Rolling admission -15th of every month
Eligibility:
Grades 5th to 12th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile - Qualified 50th - 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by one teacher (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

Residential Summer Programs for Grades VII - XII

CTD's path-breaking residential and commuter programs offer advanced students academic enrichment, honours and Advanced Placement courses. The summer programs on Northwestern's campus, develop creative and critical thinking amongst a community of gifted peers.

Program Details:
Duration 3 Weeks
**Cost USD $3,795 - USD $3,895 (residential, includes room and meals)
Start Dates Session 1: 1st July 2018 to 20th July 2018 | Session 2: 22nd July 2018 to 10th August 2018
Eligibility:
Grades End of grades 7th, 8th and 9th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile - Qualified 50th - 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Residential Programs with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by one teacher (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

How to apply for Northwestern CTD's Online and Residential Programs

  • Click on the I'm Interested button in the ASSET Talent Search result page - this will send your result directly to Northwestern CTD. Note: This button will only appear if the student has qualified (or provisionally qualified) for the program.
  • Go to www.ctd.northwestern.edu
  • Click on MyCTD or directly visit ttp://my.ctd.northwestern.edu/
  • Create an account by clicking on 'Get Started' and fill out the application.
  • Pay the application fee of USD $500 to $530 in order to submit your application (This may be paid using a credit card). The $530 is the tuition deposit and it goes toward the total tuition fees. It is refunded if the student is not accepted into the program.

Please contact summer@ctd.northwestern.edu for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

An offering by LPI Learning and Summer Discovery, Renzulli Discovery Programs empowers participants worldwide to become the next generation of leaders and problem solvers.

This unique research focused 3-week summer program is offered at Yale University and UCLA.

The program is designed to stimulate maximum levels of creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurship and advanced cognitive skills and a creative investigative mindset. These are achieved by research and work on a project to solve real life problems related to students' personal interests.

"The one thing I liked best about my work on projects in the program is that I could simultaneously be challenged as an individual and also be a member of a group with common interests," quotes a former Renzulli student.

The program is based upon the work of Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a leader in the field of education who is ranked among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world. Dr. Renzulli received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation in Education and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted and Talented.

Program dates begin on 24th June, 2018 and admission is open to students aged 13-15

Program Details:
Duration 3 weeks
**Cost USD 5,999 for Yale and 6,799 for UCLA
Start Dates Yale - July 14th - August 3rd 2018
UCLA - June 24th - July 13th 2018
Eligibility:
Grades End of grades 6th - 9th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 85th percentile - Qualified 50th - 85th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

How to apply for Renzulli Creativity Program

Please contact Megan Corrigan at +1 (516) 621-3939 or megan@summerdiscovery.com for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.
*** Students attending the Yale University program must be at least 13 years of age to participate.

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs 2 and 3-week academic summer programs and 8-week year-long online programs for gifted and academically talented students aged 5-17. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a transformative learning experience.

SIG differs from singular program formats as students may choose four courses to study during the program, selecting from Humanities, Math and Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation.

The social and emotional aspects of growth receive high priority in SIG programs through night and weekend student activities, counselor group bonding and on-campus and off-campus excursions. Over 33 years, SIG has evolved an approach that enriches students' natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion.

SIG Residential Programs are held at prestigious colleges and universities including Princeton University, Yale University, and UC Berkeley. SIG is selective in its campus facilities to allow students to experience the energy and excitement of campus life, while being part of a well-staffed and well-supervised program.

"I like the diversity here - the way different students have been raised is so different...their culture and our culture and their lifestyles. Everything is so diverse here - there are people from all across the globe...so it's interesting to see what they are like"

Samay Gupta, The Heritage School, Gurgaon on his experiences at the SIG program at Yale University

Program Details:
Duration 3 weeks (University of Miami residential program is 2 weeks)
**Cost Ranges from USD $1595- $5,795, plus $99 application fee
Locations Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, Princeton University, Northeastern University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Miami, Yale University
Start Dates Dates vary from campus to campus. Please visit http://www.giftedstudy.org/residential/ to see campus wide program dates.
Eligibility:
Grades End of Grades 4th to 11th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile - Qualified

How to apply for SIG's Residential Programs

  • Click on the I'm Interested button in the ASSET Talent Search result page - this will send your result directly to SIG. Note: This button will only appear if the student has qualified for the program.
  • Go to www.giftedstudy.org/admissions.asp and click on 'APPLY NOW'
  • Click 'Please review your desired program' and 'class selection' prior to starting this application. You will be asked to make these selections throughout this application. Program dates, course lists, and descriptions can be found at www.giftedstudy.org
  • Submit the scores of the ASSET Talent Search where it asks for eligibility
  • A non-refundable $99 application fee is required to complete the application. SIG accepts e-checks (preferred method), money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Email sig.info@giftedstudy.org for any assistance with the application.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

Purdue University is an institution of academic excellence - its engineering school has been ranked no. 6 in the United States by US News. Illustrious alumni include the astronaut Neil Armstrong and the aviator Amelia Earheart.

Purdue University has a diverse student population and one of the largest international undergraduate student populations.

The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue has dedicated over 4 decades to the discovery, study, and development of human potential and offers enrichment programs for gifted, creative and talented youngsters.

The programs are based on cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development. It also offers graduate programs and professional development for educators. Ms. Marcia Gentry, Director, GERI, is a thought leader in gifted education and has received various awards for her contributions to research concerning gifted child education.

"The learning has been very exciting. We used Raspberry pi to build aeroplane trackers, similar to the ones built by my instructor which are at Purdue airport and Chicago O'Hare airport."

Mayank Shenoy, Jasudben ML School, Mumbai, on the GERI program attended by him.

Residential Summer Programmes

GERI residential camps are designed to stimulate the imagination of gifted students and to expand their abilities. GERI offers three programs each summer and students are welcome to attend more than one session to extend their stay. Students in these programs experience intellectual challenges, socioemotional discussions, cultural celebrations and personal attention from talented and caring staff members. They can avail of the outstanding Purdue University facilities and can develop friendships with their peers others from around the world who share similar interests.

Program Details:
Duration 2 session of 2 week duration each. Students can attend both the sessions.
**Cost USD $2,400 per session
Start Dates Session 1: 1st July to 14th July, 2018
Session 2: 15th July to 28th July, 2018
Eligibility:
Grades 7th to 12th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile - Qualified 50th - 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

How to apply for Purdue GERI's Residential Programs

Please contact Corinne Green at green252@purdue.edu for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

Established in 1868, UC Berkeley is the oldest and most renowned campus in the University of California system, and is frequently ranked as the top public university in the world. UC Berkeley counts over 72 Nobel Prizes awarded to its faculty, alumni and researchers.

Located in the broader Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, UC Berkeley represents diverse cultures and major global intellect and is also a focus of VC funding. It is the school of choice for bright scholars and international students.

Administrated by the Graduate School of Education, ATDP of UC Berkeley, offers challenging summer classes to motivated young scholars and functions as a college preparation program for Grade VII to XII high school students. ATDP is officially integrated into the UC online college application platform, and students' attending records are recognized as their additional academic history. ATDP embraces social development as a complement to traditional academic learning by incorporating community service and outreach project in its Global Programs, in order to inculcate global awareness and environmental consciousness in students.

ATDP Global Programs is a 4 - week intensive summer academy that is also packed with fun weekend activities and an atmosphere of camaraderie created by Berkeley's talented and versatile college students as well as both residential and academic counsellors.

Student alumni have expressed a strong sense of accomplishment and attachment to Berkeley. Parents have also observed their children them becoming more independent and self-driven with a clearer academic direction.

ATDP can be a life-changing experience!

Program Details:
Duration July 7th to August 4th (4 weeks; residential)
Academic Tracks
  • Humanities (Introducing American Society and Culture; Academic Writing for High School)
  • Science (Advanced Biotechnology; Advanced Chemistry)
  • Architecture (Architectural Design)
  • Business (Business, Finance and the US Economy; The Practice of Law)
  • Engineering (Introduction to Programming: Solving Problems with Python)
  • Community Service Examples of service organizations (subject to change): Berkeley Youth with Disabilities; Berkeley Food and Housing Project; Student Organic Gardening Association, etc.
    Outreach Project Examples of projects (subject to change): Fundraising for non-profit organizations; Researches on Hunger in America, Sustainability, etc.
    Eligibility:
    Grades The raising 7th to the raising 12th
    ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) 80th percentile - Qualified with Priority Acceptance - Waiver of requirements for School Transcript and Teacher Recommendation - Automatic high marks on Academic Performance, Reading Comprehension and Teacher Recommendation in the admission evaluation based on the percentile
    50th - 80th Provisionally Qualified* with Regular Evaluation - ASSET Talent Search Percentile scores - Standard application requirements and evaluation criteria

    How to apply for UC Berkeley's ATDP Program

    For any query regarding the program or the process, please direct your emails to BerkeleySummer@cfmedu.com