Student Enrichment Opportunities

NUMATS

Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search

Center for Talent Development

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

If interested in having your child participate in NUMATS, please follow the instructions in the registration letter linked below.
Registration Information Letter 2018-2019


University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)

UMTYMP (pronounced "um-tee-ump") is an accelerated program for students who are highly talented in mathematics. Although there are many math programs throughout the country, UMTYMP is unique in terms of the number of students, length of the program, scope of the curriculum, and the granting of honors level college credit to students in middle- and high-school. Excerpted from http://mathcep.umn.edu/umtymp


U.S. Academic Triathlon

Is your child an “outside-the-box” thinker? Does he/she love trivia and thinking on his/her feet? Do you have a budding actor on your hands? U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities. A.T. is an after school, volunteer run adventure.

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 Friday, September 28, 2018.

 

 


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 visual and 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.


Minnesota Youth Council

The Minnesota Youth Council (MYC) is a collaboration of youth and adults working together to empower and mobilize young people across the state to exercise their voices, opinions and ideas and take action on issues affecting youth.