Dominican University’s Summer Gifted and Talented Program provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to highly motivated students entering grades 2–12.

Students choose one-week courses from offerings in math, science, writing/humanities and fine/performing arts. Class sizes are limited to 20 students or fewer, and instruction is rooted in discovery-based learning, differentiated instruction and assessments, flexible grouping, hands-on activities, real-world connections and individual student evaluations.

Golden Apple Scholars and other School of Education teacher candidates are assigned as needed for additional classroom leadership, supervision, management and instruction as teachers in training.

Program Features
  • Daily outdoor recess and physical education (weather permitting)
  • Cold drinks and healthy treats
  • Early Morning Drop-off and Extended Day Program options
  • Carpools are available and encouraged
How to Apply

Students may qualify for acceptance in one of two ways:

  • Test scores. Students demonstrating nationally normed standardized test score(s) in the 95th percentile or above in the applied subject area are pre-qualified for enrollment, pending prerequisites or course availability.
  • Admission Portfolio. If you don’t have scores in the 95th percentile, submit at least one teacher recommendation forms(s) and a current report card for consideration.

See our FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions!

Learn More

Contact Program Director Janie Wu for more information.