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The Secret to Better Grades

Could Your Kid Be a Whiz?

If your child dazzles you with her intellectual efforts, you might want to see if she qualifies for one of America's top talent-search programs. Four major U.S. universities offer these testing and enrichment programs. They help millions of kids — from kindergarten through 12th grade — determine how advanced their abilities really are, and they provide kids with resources such as online classes and academic-year and summer enrichment and acceleration programs. There are fees associated with most services, but financial aid is available. For more information, log on to whichever of the following Websites covers the region in which you live:

Duke University Talent Identification Program,

  • Programs available in AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NE, NC, OK, SC, TN, and TX

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth,

  • Programs available in AK, AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, HI, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA, and WV

NorthwesternUniversity Centerfor Talent Development,

  • Programs available in IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, and WI

Universityof Denver Centerfor Innovative and Talented Youth,

  • Programs available in CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, and WY


Originally published on October 9, 2008


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