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NUMATS

Center for Talent Development

NUMATS provides early testing with EXPLORE, ACT, SAT, and resources for academically talented students.  
http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program/numats

If interested in having your child participate in NUMATS, please follow the instructions in the registration letter linked below.
Registration Information Letter 2017-2018



University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)

Click here to learn more.   

U.S. Academic Triathlon 

If interested in becoming part of Academic Triathlon, please fill out the USAT Registration Form.

Please note registrations are due to your child’s homeroom teacher or front office by Thursday, September 28th.


Community Education

 

http://www.cecool.com/

  • District 833 Community Education Homepage - for summer and school year opportunities for students and families.

Maker Spaces

 

http://leonardosbasement.org/

  • Leonardo's Basement - 

Leonardo’s Basement is a kid-friendly makerspace offering classes that give participants the opportunity to design and build. 


https://mcm.org/2017/07/10/makerspace-movement/

  • Minnesota Children's Museum

The Children's Museum offers many opportunities to creatively learn and explore. 


 

Math Enrichment

In Continental Math League, students in grades 2 through 8 may participate in three to five meets during the school year. The meets are conducted in the classroom during regular school hours and are designed to improve their problem solving capabilities.

At Algebra for Kids, our goal is to provide quality mathematical materials for parents, teachers, and students, including games, written materials, training, and enrichment.

 

Destination ImagiNation (DI)

Destination ImagiNation is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournament. This is a parent led opportunity for students in grades K-12. If interested, please contact your building principal.

 

 

Minnesota Future Problem Solving Program

Teaching students how to think…not what to think. Creative problem solving activities for students in grades K-12. FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. Learn more.


 

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY)

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth offers academic enrichment for bright and motivated students in grades one through twelve. Diverse students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge, challenge their perspective, and inspire their future.

 

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars contains nearly 100 academic programs, challenges, competitions, events and enrichment opportunities for K-12 students in Minnesota.


 

Scholars of Distinction

MDE Scholars of Distinction is a state program that recognizes students in the areas of geography, science, theatre, leadership, and mathematics. High school students in grades 9-12 can register for participation in the recognition program.

 

Success Beyond the Classroom

Creativity Festival
Creativity Festivals celebrate creativity and problem solving.  Students participate in hands-on sessions presented by visualand performing artists and STEM professionals.


Young Authors Conference
Students attend a keynote and interactive break-out sessions taught by established Minnesota authors, illustrators, playwrights, poets, and storytellers.


 

University of MN Opportunities for Students in Grades K-12

Self search for academic opportunities through the university.


WordMasters 

 
This is a national contest for students in grades 3 through 8 which encourages vocabulary growth and verbal reasoning. The contest challenges students to complete analogies based on relationships among words they have learned. Meets are scheduled in December, February, and May. WordMasters is run through elementary classroom teachers, and middle school English teachers.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities 


 

Below are some of the many summer opportunities available in the Twin Cities area.  For additional updated summer enrichment opportunities in the Twin Cities, please google “summer enrichment opportunities in the Twin Cities”.


Camp Invention through South Washington County Schools Community Education
Watch for information at www.cecool.com


University of MN College of Science and Engineering Summer Camps

cse.umn.edu/r/summer-camps/


University of MN Twin Cities Summer Programs
http://www.recwell.umn.edu/youth/summer.php


Concordia Language Villages
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/


Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth Programs
http://www.mity.org/


Great Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
http://www.gtcys.org/the-gtcys-experience/programs/summer-programs/


Middle School Only- STEPS Camp for Girls
http://www.stthomas.edu/stepscamp/
Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls (STEPS) entering 7th grade the upcoming fall.  There is no charge for this camp.


2017 Twin Cities Summer Camps

http://www.startribune.com/2017-summer-camp-guide/196033301/