Our Summer Gifted and Talented Program provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to highly motivated students entering grades 2–8.

The Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University is thrilled to host another fantastic summer 2019. Please see below for our official dates and open registration materials.

Fostering the love of learning, the Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to its entire community of exceptional learners, and is intended for motivated students entering grades 2-8 in the fall. Summer Gifted at Dominican is a powerful experience for academically gifted and talented students, exposing them to like-minded peers and lifelong friendships, challenging learning experiences, and an opportunity to blossom as confident lifelong learners and leaders in a tightly knit, safe and supportive environment. For so many of us, Summer Gifted at Dominican is the highlight of the year!

Download the flyer (pdf).

Contact Program Director Janie Wu, jwu@dom.edu, to join the email list and receive email blasts announcing program updates for Summer 2019.

Save the Date!

The Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University is thrilled to host another fantastic summer on campus on the following dates for Summer 2019:

WEEK 1: June 17–21
WEEK 2: June 24–28
WEEK 3: July 8–12
WEEK 4: July 15–19

Fostering the love of learning, Summer Gifted at Dominican provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to its entire community of exceptional learners, and is a powerful experience for academically gifted and talented students, exposing them to like-minded peers and lifelong friendships, challenging learning ventures, and an opportunity to blossom as confident lifelong learners and leaders in a tightly-knit, safe and supportive environment. For so many of us, Summer Gifted at Dominican is the highlight of the year!

Contact Program Director Janie Wu to join our email list and receive email blasts announcing important program updates for Summer 2019.

About our Programs

Students choose (1) one-week course at a time, for up to 4 weeks, selecting course(s) that reflect(s) their demonstrated academic strength across math, science, writing/humanities and fine/performing arts. Class size is limited to 20 students or less, and instruction is rooted in discovery-based learning, differentiated curriculum and assessments, flexible grouping, hands-on activities, real-world connections and individual student evaluations. Teaching assistants are assigned as needed for additional classroom leadership, supervision, management and instruction as teachers in training.

Program Features
  • Daily outdoor (weather permitting) recess and physical education
  • Cold drinks and healthy fruit option (students bring their own non-perishable sack lunches)
  • Fruit-based popsicle treats every Friday
  • Early Morning Drop-Off and Extended Day Program options
  • Carpool lists available and families encouraged to carpool
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. Students without qualifying scores may submit 1-2 teacher recommendation forms and a current report card for consideration. Sample portfolios of student work are accepted as additional supplements for review.

Forms and Information

Early Registration Form (pdf)
2019 Course Descriptions (pdf) - updated April 8, 2019
Teacher Recommendation Form 2019 (pdf)
Financial Aid Form 2019 (pdf)
Volunteer Program Runner Application (pdf)
See our FAQ (pdf) for answers to frequently asked questions!

Learn More

Contact Program Director Janie Wu for information.