The Center for Talent Development's Summer Program
CTD's Summer Program
Apply for the Summer Program's Leapfrog, Apogee, Spectrum or Equinox programs
Summer Program

The Center for Talent Development Summer Program has gained global recognition as a premiere learning and life-changing experience for gifted students.

Through our Leapfrog, Spark, Solstice, Apogee, Spectrum, Equinox and Civic Leadership Institute course series, we serve outstanding students from PreK through grade 12, facilitate high achievement and instill self-confidence and a love of learning among all of our participants.

We have programs for students who wish to be residents or commuters. Program sessions last one to three weeks.  Students can apply for one, two or three sessions, depending on the program. Programs are held in Evanston, Elmhurst, Skokie, Palatine, Naperville, Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois (locations vary by program).
Please refer to the chart below for program dates and locations.

PLEASE NOTE - APPLICATIONS go LIVE for SUMMER 2014 on JANUARY 1, 2014!

Summer Program 2014 Dates & Locations

CH Chicago     LF Lake Forest NU Evanston     SK Skokie
EC Elmhurst     NP Naperville PA Palatine        




Program Grade
Session Dates Location Commuter/
Residential
Leapfrog PreK-3 June 23-27 SK, EC Commuter
June 30-July 3 CH, EC
July 7-11 CH, LF, NP, PA, SK
July 14-18 CH, LF, NP, PA, SK
July 21-25 CH, LF, NP, PA, SK
Spark 4-5 June 23-27 EC Commuter
June 29-July 4 NU Both
June 30-July 3 EC Commuter
July 6-11 NU Both
Solstice 4-6 July 7-18 EC Commuter
July 13-25 NU Both
July 27-August 8 NU Both
Apogee 4-6 June 29-July 18 NU Both
July 7-25 EC Commuter
July 20-August 8 NU Both
Spectrum 7-8 June 29-July 18 NU Both
July 7-25 EC Commuter
July 20-August 8 NU Both
Equinox 9-12 June 29-July 18 NU Both
July 20-August 8
Civic
Leadership
Institute
9-12 July 6-25 CH Residential

For information on age 4 through grade 3, visit the Leapfrog Program page.

For information on grades 4-12, visit
the 2014 At a Glance page.

Leapfrog - grades preK-3 Leapfrog
Engages bright students in PreK through grade 3 in the joy of learning through hands-on activities designed to nurture curious young minds
 
Spark
Encourages academically gifted students completing grade 4 or 5 to challenge themselves by taking exciting, hands-on enrichment courses in a college campus setting with like-minded peers
 
Solstice
Propels
gifted and talented students completing grades 4 through 6 to higher achievement levels in a safe, nurturing environment while developing long-lasting social relationships and solid academic skills through engaging, innovative courses
 Apogee - grades 4-6 Apogee
Inspires outstanding students completing grades 4 through 6 to realize their full potential through in-depth immersion in a topic of interest while forming friendships among classmates with shared passions and abilities
 Spectrum - grades 7,8 Spectrum
Prepares gifted students completing grades 7 and 8 for rigorous college preparatory curricula through intensive, accelerated courses integrated with fun campus and cultural opportunities
 Equinox- grades 9-12 Equinox
Challenges academically talented students completing grades 9 through 12 to stretch themselves academically and socially in preparation for collegiate and career success

Civic Leadership Institute
Empowers motivated students completing grades 9 through 12 to learn, serve and explore complex challenges that affect communities and develop leadership skills to make a positive impact on society



 



 
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