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Educational Opportunity Dates

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Summer Trip to England
May 25 - June 3, 2015

June 7 - 19, 2015

June 21 - July 11, 2015

Advanced Placement Summer Institute
June 22 - 26, 2015

Camp Innovate
June 29 - July 3, 2015

Camp Explore
July 6 - 10, 2015

Advanced Placement Summer InstituteThe Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious YouthThe Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School StudentsLittle Learners, Big Ideas

 Where Gifted Learners
Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.


The Latest News from The Center

Julia Link Roberts Recognized by Alma Mater for Distinguished Work in Gifted Education

Julia Link Roberts recognized by alma mater for distinguished work in gifted educationJulia Link Roberts was recognized for her contributions to the field of gifted education with an award given by her alma mater, the University of Missouri.


Gifted Education Month celebrated in Bowling Green, Warren County

Gifted Education Month celebrated in KentuckyMore than 60 gifted students, their parents and teachers filled Bowling Green City Hall on Feb. 12 to celebrate Gifted Education Month in Kentucky.


Roberts Receives National Award for Impact on Gifted Education

Roberts receives national award for impact on gifted educationDr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her impact on gifted education as recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award, presented by the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver.

Dr. Susan Baum Presents at the 2014 Twice-Exceptional Seminar 

baumForty parents, educators, counselors, and administrators came to Bowling Green November 5 to hear a leading authority on twice-exceptional education at the 2014 Twice-Exceptional (2e) Learners Seminar.

The Center for Gifted Studies Travels to Spain

Twenty-five travelers have returned home after a ten-day study abroad trip to Spain with Dr. Julia Roberts, Dr. Richard Roberts, and Dr. Tracy Inman of The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU.

Closing Kentucky's Excellence Gaps Should Be a Priority

Excellence GapDr. Julia Roberts and Dr. Jonathan Plucker jointly wrote an opinion piece on the Excellence Gaps in Kentucky.  This piece appeared on the Louisville Courier Journal website on August 13, 2014.

Sixty Campers Attend 3rd Year of The Summer Camp

summer campThe Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University recently hosted 60 campers who attended The Summer Camp from July 14 to July 18.


31st Year of VAMPY at WKU Hosts 217 Students

vampyThe Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) hosted 217 students for the three-week program from June 22 to July 12.

166 Students Come to the 32nd Year of SCATS at WKU

scatsThe Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 166 campers for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to 20.


431 Teachers Attend 31st Year of AP Summer Institute at WKU

rimmThe Center for Gifted Studies at WKU held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27. The experienced chemistry course was held from June 30 to July 3.


High Achieving Students Honored at 2014 Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony

rimmOn Friday, May 23, more than 400 middle school students took part in the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at Western Kentucky University.


Dr. Lynette Breeedlove named second Director of the Gatton Academy

rimmOn Wednesday, May 21, Dr. Lynette Breedlove, a prominent gifted and talented educator from Texas, was announced to the public as the next Director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU.



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2015 VAMPY applications

2015 SCATS applications

2015 AP Summer Institute

2015 Summer Trip to England



Contact The Center

1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.5991 or 270.745.6323
Fax: 270.745.6279

Visit Our Partners in Gifted Education

Kentucky Association for Gifted Children

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

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