William & Mary: Center for Gifted Education

    William & Mary: Center for Gifted Education


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Archaeology, STEM, Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
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    The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) is a research and development center providing services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

    This enrichment program enables students to explore specialized topics not typically studied in the regular classroom.

    Located in Williamsburg, VA, the CFGE has established an international reputation for excellence in research, curriculum development, and service. Several major grants, including funding from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, have provided significant support for the work of the Center. In 2012, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded CFGE the funds needed for a summer residential camp for low income, high-ability children, for four consecutive years.

    In 2015, William & Mary alumni, Mike and Nancy Petters, through the Petters Family Foundation, provided additional financial support to the program. In 2016, the Petters Family Foundation has committed to  fully fund the program for the next four years. Camp Launch is only the beginning of the Center for Gifted Education’s goal to bring educational equality to all gifted students.

    Check out our virtual program that is designed to provide the same enrichment of our in-person Camp Launch along with developing peer support networks.

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