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Gifted and Talented Programs

Serving as a major resource for the state of Michigan, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs provide curricula designed for academically gifted pre-college students. Accelerated Common Core compliant academic year programming is available for high achieving students in grades 7-10 to earn high school credit. Programs are: Cooperative Highly Accelerated Mathematics Program (CHAMP), Intensive Studies in Humanities, Arts, Language, and Literature (ISHALL), Michigan’s Accelerated NihonGo for Americans (M.A.N.G.A. – Japanese Language and Culture), Accelerated Chinese Experience (ACE – Chinese Language and Culture) and Amo Linguam Latinam (ALL Latin language).

Summer programs for grades 3-11 offer both commuter and residential options. The Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) summer program provides curriculum for students who excel in STEAM fields. The Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented (IS4GT) is a one-week advanced program in a specific concentrated curriculum for gifted students grades 6-11. Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth (GUPPY) is designed for young gifted and talented students (3-6 grades) to attend classes taught by MSU faculty and staff at Michigan State University for the week or weekend. This GATE program will offer young, gifted students a variety of accelerated exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences. For additional curriculum and application information visit, email, or call 1-517-432-2129.