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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

3-1-06

Contacts:

Maura Flaschner, Talented and Gifted program, (515) 294-7095

Dan Kuester, News Service, (515) 294-0704

Registration for talented, gifted programs under way

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State's program for talented and gifted students is taking applications for the 2006 summer sessions.

The week-long programs, sponsored by the Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted, range from math and science, to languages and art, to history and mythology. Options are available for second graders through juniors in high school and are scheduled for half days or full days, depending on the course.

"These programs are designed to help students reach their potential and have fun," said Maura Flaschner, program director. "There are individual and collaborative projects that really get the kids thinking about things outside the normal classroom setting."

Flaschner said that students who have previously attended should check class dates as this summer's programs will be scheduled around the National Special Olympics being held at Iowa State.

"These programs are some of the most successful, challenging and rewarding opportunities available in the area," said Flaschner. "We have families that send children here from all over the country."

Many of the upper-level courses can apply as credit toward high school graduation. Flaschner suggests checking with high school counselors to see if your school accepts these credits.

Sessions begin in late June and continue through the end of July.

For more information and to register go to http://www.opptag.iastate.edu.

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"These programs are some of the most successful, challenging and rewarding opportunities available in the area. We have families that send children here from all over the country."

Maura Flaschner, Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted