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American History Essay Contest
Grades 5-8, sponsored by The Daughters of the
American Mathematics Competition (formerly the AHSME)
Any student who has not graduated from high
school is eligible. High scoring students move on
to the American Invitational Mathematics Exam,
USA Mathematical Olympiad, and International
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
American Model United Nations International
American Regions Mathematics League (ARML)
An annual national mathematics competition for
high school students. ARML is held simultaneously at
three sites: Penn State, The University of Iowa, and
San Jose State University.
Annual Math League Contests
Math League Press, Tenafl y, NJ
Future Problem Solving Program
Curricular and co-curricular competitive and noncompetitive
activities in creative problem solving.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Precollege science education program.
Intel Science Talent Search
(Formerly the Westinghouse Science Talent Search)
High school seniors submit independent research
projects by November 29 each year. Winners receive
Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)
A national educational organization offering
competitions and programs to high school students
to promote interest in engineering, science,
mathematics, and technology.
Knowledge Master Open
For high school students
A series of competitions designed for grades 7-8.
It is a four-stage, year-long program run jointly by
the National Society of Professional Engineers, the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, NASA,
and the CNA Foundation.
Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle
Schools, an in-school academic year competition for
students in 8th grade and younger. There are two
divisions: "E" for grades 4-6, and "M" for grades 6-8.
National Academic Quiz Tournament
National Geographic Bee
National Merit Scholarships
Students scoring high on the PSAT (taken in 11th
grade) advance to other levels in the competition.
National Science Bowl
Odyssey of the Mind
Competitions, classroom activities, and training
workshops used to improve the quality of science
education, increase student interest in science and
provide recognition for outstanding achievement in
science education by students and teachers. Focus
on the disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry,
physics, computers, and technology.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
U.S. Chemistry Team (High School)
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
U.S. Physics Team (High School)
American Association of Physics Teachers, American
Center for Physics
College Park, MD
USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS)
United States Academic Decathlon
Academic Competitions for Gifted Students
By Tallent-Runnels, M.K., & Candler-Lotven, A.C.
(1995). Published by Corwin Press, Thousand
Competitions: Maximizing Your Abilities
By Karnes, F. A., & Riley, T. L. (1996). Published by
Prufrock Press, Waco, TX. This book lists many
different contests and competitions.
Developing Mathematical Talent: A Guide for
Challenging and Educating Gifted Students
By Assouline, S. & Lupkowski-Shoplik, A. (2003).
Published by Prufrock Press, Waco, TX. This
book is a multifaceted handbook that integrates
the unique roles of educators and parents
in responding to the exceptional needs of
mathematically talented students.
Directory of Science Training for High Ability
Science Services, Washington, DC
Educational Opportunity Guide
From Duke University's Talent Identifi cation Program
(TIP). This guide is published annually. Lists many
summer and school-year programs throughout the
U.S. Students who score high in TIP's Talent Search
get a free copy.
Duke University, Durham, NC
Exceptionally Gifted Children (2nd ed.)
By Gross, M.U.M. (2004). Published by Routledge
Gifted Child Quartely
By Davidson, J. & Davidson B. (2004). Published by
Simon and Schuster, New York.
Handbook of Gifted Education (3rd ed.)
Edited by Colangelo, N. & Davis, G. (2003). Published
by Allyn & Bacon, Needham Heights, MA
Iowa Acceleration Scale
Developed by Assouline, S. G., Colangelo, N.,
Lupkowski Shoplik, A. E., & Lipscomb, J., and
Forstadt, L. (2003). Published by Great Potential
Press. This guidance instrument provides a
systematic and thorough method of decisionmaking
for educators and parents who are
considering whole-grade acceleration for students
in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Great Potential Press, Scottsdale, AZ
Math Coach: A Parent's Guide to Helping
Children Succeed in Math
By Wickelgren, W. A., & Wickelgren, I. Published by
the Berkley Books, New York.
Peterson's Summer Opportunities for Kids and
This publication is a source of information about
summer camps and is updated annually. Order copies
through a local bookstore or call 1-800-338-3282.