Family Resources

The following links will connect you with resources, as well as enrichment opportunities located locally, state-wide, and/or nationally. The enrichment programs are not affiliated with Arlington Public Schools.  Review each organization’s application requirements, including the application deadline/due date. 


State and National Resources

Tips: Planning for Summer, National Association for Gifted Children, NAGC
NAGC, Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents, Virginia Association for the Gifted

Summer Opportunities, 2022

ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

General Academic/Multidisciplinary
Catholic University Pre-College
College Transitions (Links to 10 college summer programs for high school students)
Columbia University Pre-College
Duke Pre-College (Non-credit options)
Duke Summer Sessions (Credit options)
George Mason University
Georgetown University
 Harvard University Pre-College
Howard University, Business
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Johns Hopkins Pre-College
National Geographic Expeditions, 2023 Bookings
Terp Young Scholars (University of Maryland)
University of Virginia, Advance

General Enrichment Opportunities
Enrichment Opportunities (linked from APS Gifted Services)

Humanities (Fine Arts/Performing Arts)
Educational Theatre Company
Encore Stage & Studio
Fashion Institute of Technology (130 Pre-College programs)
George Mason University
New York Film Academy

Humanities (English, Social Studies, etc.)
Georgetown Creative Writing
Iowa Young Writer’s Studio
Liberal Arts Intensive, Barnard
Writopia (February 15)

George Mason University

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Howard University, Science 
Juni (STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math])
Mason Game and Technology Academy
National Museum of Mathematics
National Museum of Mathematics, Transitions
Northern Virginia Community College
Smithsonian Associates (9th Grade max.)
Smithsonian Youth Programs