If you have a child that’s smart, creative and different, the Center for Gifted is offering a summer program -- Project 2014 -- for students in grades 6-12 who excel in science, technology, math, writing and the arts.
Teachers from all over the region specializing in gifted education, many of whom are professionals in their field, will share their knowledge with students. All Project 2014 classes are “hands on,” focusing on creativity and critical thinking, and include many “STEM” (science, technology engineering and math) opportunities.
The classes will be held at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road in Elmhurst, conveniently located at the junction of three major expressways (88, 294, and 290). Free shuttle bus service is also available from the Elmhurst Metra Station and the CTA Rosemont Blue Line.
Project 2014 runs from June 30-July 18 (no class July 4th).
Concurrent with Project 2014, the Center for Gifted is also offering two sessions of Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder for students in grades PreK-8. Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder offer creative and dynamic opportunities for motivated students in such areas as archeology, chemistry, creative writing, computers, digital photography and others.
Two WOW sessions are scheduled for June 16-27 for preK-8 students; and June 30-July 18 for students PreK-5. Worlds of Wisdom classes will also be held at Bryan School. Visit Worlds of Wisdom for fees and registration info.
Students love attending a program where it is OK to be smart, creative, different; a place where it is OK to love your class and tell others how great it is, the Center says. Having the freedom to explore who they are, away from peer pressure, strengthens self-confidence. Best of all, this confidence and these attitudes can carry over to their regular classes creating a more engaged student.