Supporting Your Child

Resources to Support Students in Advanced Academics

GT Discover: MSDE website with resources for parents and educators of gifted students; includes ideas for use during remote learning. 

Young Scholars Program: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers the opportunity for current high-performing 7th graders to apply for a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship if they demonstrate financial need. It provides academic advising, along with financial support for school, summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities. For more information, visit their website

The Chesapeake Language Project: This organization has both a scholarship program (for current seniors) and mentor program (for current 8th and 9th graders) for students who are current or former English Learners to facilitator immigrant students' access to higher education and post-secondary opportunities. For more information, visit their website.

Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted 

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) 
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers 
Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do about It 
NAGC: Nurturing the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children 
NAGC: Asynchronous Development 
NAGC: Perfectionism 
Imposter Syndrome 
Emotional Intensity and Cognitive Rigidity 
PDF: The Whole-Brain Child Infographic   


Organizations that Support Gifted Students and Their Families 

Gifted and Talented Citizen Advisory Committee -- BCPS (GTCAC) 
National Association for Gifted Children 
Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education 
MD State Department of Education: Gifted and Talented
Davidson Institute Resource Library
Hoagies Gifted Education Page


Home Activities for Elementary Students to Promote Critical and Creative Thinking 
Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
Destination Imagination
Discovery Channel Youth Scientist Challenge
Math Counts
BCPS Haiku Contest
BCPS Film Expo
Maryland Mensa