The following resources may be useful for all bright children but are likely to be essential for highly or profoundly gifted
- Distance Education
Regional talent searches are conducted annually to identify gifted students throughout the nation. Each location provides academic courses during summers as well as online during the school year for middle and high school students, and most centers provide courses for younger students as well. Most programs require students to take an above-grade-level entrance test to qualify for the program. Check each location for online course availability and deadlines.
Center for Talent Development (CTD)
617 Dartmouth Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Talent Identification Program (TIP)
PO Box 90747
Durham, NC 27708-0747
Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
Johns Hopkins University
McAuley Hall 5801 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Rocky Mountain Talent Search
2135 E. Wesley Avenue
200 Wesley Hall
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208
Virtual schools for homeschooling families.
Virtual School for the Gifted
A college preparatory virtual school for academically advanced homeschoolers.
- Early entrance programs that combine high school and college
- Helping Your Highly Gifted Child, a digest that addresses highly gifted students
- Periodicals that address highly gifted issues
Understanding Our Gifted, published by Open Space Communications. Columnists include Dr. Miraca Gross, the author of Exceptionally Gifted Children. For more information visit the website
(www.openspacecomm.com) or call 800.494.6178
Imagine, a periodical for students published by the Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University. For more information, call 800.548.1784. http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine
- Books and Book Chapters
Assouline, S.; Colangelo, N.; Lupkowski-Shoplik, A.; & Lipscomb, J. (1999). The Iowa Acceleration Scale (IAS). AZ: Gifted Psychology Press (www.giftedbooks.com)
Provides guidance to educators in making important decisions regarding whether particular students are good candidates for whole-grade acceleration (grade-skip).
Feldman, D. H., with Goldsmith, L. T. (1986). Nature's gambit: Child prodigies and the development of human potential. New York: Basic Books.
Feldman, R. D. (1982). Whatever happened to the Quiz Kids? Chicago: Chicago Review Press.
Gross, M. U. M. (1992). The early development of three profoundly gifted children of IQ 200. In P. S. Klein & A. J. Tannenbaum (Eds.), To be young and gifted (pp. 94-138). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.
Gross, M. U. M. (1993). Exceptionally gifted children. London and New York: Routledge.
Grost, A. (1970). Genius in residence. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Hollingworth, L. S. (1942). Children above 180 IQ (Stanford-Binet): Origin and development. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Company.
Morelock, M. J., & Feldman, D. H. (1991). Extreme precocity. In N. Colangelo & G. A. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of gifted education. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Rogers, K. (June 27, 1998). A study of 241 profoundly gifted children.
www.gifteddevelopment.com/Articles/AStudyOf241ExtraordGC.htm (no longer
Silverman, L. K. (1989). The highly gifted. In J. F. Feldhusen, J. VanTassel-Baska, & K. R. Seeley (Eds.), Excellence in educating the gifted (pp. 71-83). Denver: Love.
Subotnik, Rena (1993). Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up. NJ: ABLEX Publishing Corp.
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Marie Capurro, M.Ed., Director of Programs and Services
775.852.DITD ext.405 (phone)
The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to recognize, nurture, and support profoundly gifted young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others. Services to support the talent development of profoundly gifted young people include: assessment assistance, educational advocates, early college assistance, and PG-Online community for parents to connect with parents, and students to connect with each other and adult role models.
The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
207.655.3767 or 508.597.0977
A national volunteer resource and support network for highly gifted children, their families, schools and communities that serves as a clearinghouse of information and events concerning the needs of highly gifted children.
The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA)
A nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for gifted youth (including highly and profoundly), their parents and educators.
The Mega Foundation
A non-profit corporation established to create and implement programs that aid in the development of severely gifted individuals. The Mega Foundation also supports and develops innovative projects, in the arts and sciences,
based solely upon the merit of the projects and the vision of their creators.
National Gifted Children's Fund
This non-profit charitable corporation assists profoundly gifted youth with the educational materials to enhance their education enabling their minds to develop to extremely high potentials that would otherwise not be possible due to their financial disadvantages.
Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation provides funds to academic institutions that offer education for gifted children. These funds become scholarships for lower-income gifted children.
The advocacy group in your state may provide local resources. A state-by-state list is available on our web site at
- Private schooling. The following websites provide lists or databases:
The 2005 Educational Opportunity Guide, A Directory of Programs for the Gifted Duke University Talent Identification Program
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Schools for Gifted & Talented Students
web66.coled.umn.edu/Schools/Lists/Gifted.html (no longer available)
National Private School Association Group
Up-to-date database of approximately 130,000individual private, non-public Schools (Grades PK-12) located in the United States
GT School Registry
Hoagies list of schools
- Websites Friendly to Parents
Hoagies resources for highly and profoundly gifted
SDB Online Resource Center
SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
TAGFAM's home page