Gifted Children Resource Center
These pages are devoted to gifted children in recognition of one of MWW’s goals: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity through scholarships, gifted children’s programs, and other supportive activities.
Activities and Events
The activities and events for Gifted Children are open to all children, not just Mensans. So, invite your friends. Everyone will need either a parent or a signed permission and release form from our web site.
Please check the calendar or the Totems for details about activities and events.
In addition to the information on our website, you can find general information relevant to gifted kids in Western Washington on the Mensa WW Youth blog at http://mensawwyouth.wordpress.com/.
Stuff for everyone
- Frequently asked questions
- Distance/online learning, virtual schools
- Seattle Times “College Guide
- Planning calendar” — Get organized if you want to be ready. Would you believe there are things to do in the 9th grade?
- How to tell hype from true quality” offers a different set of attributes for choosing a college or university.
- Practice essay can be an online awakening” — The SAT essay merits practice; you have to write it by hand!
Stuff for kids
- Web links for homework
- Better studying — Online guides, preparation for tests and study tips (how to take notes, how to read).
Stuff for parents
- Seattle Times ” A parent’s guide” These are the key pieces, but there is more.
- Report card for Washington’s schools — Statistics and WASL scores for the entire state and for each school district. The per student expenditures might be relevant in comparing schools.
Searches for gifted/talented children
Registration for these searches is now available.
The Washington Search for Young Scholars (WSYS) is a regional talent search for students in grades 5-8. The goal of the WSYS is to identify and serve the needs of Washington’s brightest young scholars. Students qualify for the WSYS by meeting score requirements on a standardized test. Unfortunately, The WSYS will not be offered in the 2009-2010 school year due to State budget cuts which have affected the University and the Robinson Center.
Johns Hopkins University Searches for Gifted Children. This fall, enroll your child in JHU’s talent search, for students in grades 2 – 8. Learn more about your child’s math and verbal reasoning abilities, and have them celebrated and recognized by a leading program for gifted young people. And, perhaps qualify for summer and online courses. Financial aid is available. Find out more, and apply online.
The links above are provided as informational resources and in no way indicate an endorsement of or any particular partnership with any organization. Mensa of Western Washington is not responsible for the content of any of the linked Web sites; this includes updates to or availability of linked sites and the accuracy, reliability or helpfulness of the information on these sites.
Thanks to the Seattle Times and The Olympian for permission to link to their material and for caring enough to collect and organize the information.