GLL Family Page Block with Video

Gifted LearningLinks allows high ability students to:

  • Access advanced subject matter, including credit-bearing honors and AP® level courses
  • Learn at an accelerated pace anytime and anywhere
  • Receive personalized guidance from expert instructors
  • Engage online with peers from around the world

Details

Application Process

There are no test scores or further documentation required for participation in the Online Family Program.   

The Online Family Program is a member of our Amber Tier open enrollment option.  Successful completion of the class does not qualify students to enroll in future classes outside of the Amber Tier

The best criterion to ensure success is that the child has an interest in the topic. It is required that at least one adult caregiver has time to work with the student.

Fees, Withdrawals and Financial Aid

Tuition

  • $135 per 4 week program.

 

Withdrawal Policy

  • Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made in writing before the course begins. E-mail requests should be sent to CTD-admissions@northwestern.edu.
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • No refunds will be made for withdrawal requests received after the course start date.
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to appear in the account from which they were paid depending on the type of account and the billing cycle.

Financial Aid

  • We are not able to provide financial assistance for the Online Family Program.

Course Environment

Students will work with parent(s) or and adult caregiver on engaging course activities, requiring 2-4 hours per week. Courses feature:

  • Orientation video
  • Content for parents and caregivers
  • Assignment and discussion posts
  • A variety of activities, including extension projects

Technical Requirements

  • Students need access to a stable internet connection and updated web browser.
  • While iPads and tablet computers may be sufficient for most coursework, some web tools and/or websites may require the use of a computer or laptop.

Enrollment and Course Information

  • Acceptance notifications are sent via e-mail upon receipt of a completed application.  
  • Prior to the course start date, students receive login information allowing them to gain access to the learning management system, Schoology, which houses Online Family Program courses.  
  • Course access begins on the official start date.
  • Syllabi, assignments, timelines, discussion boards, links and more are found on the course site, which is available 24/7.
  • Primary communication with the course instructor and/or classmates occurs within the learning management system.  
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