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Extracurricular Activities

A growing list of extracurricular activities well-suited to gifted kids and available in Montgomery County

History, Politics, Geography
  • Maryland MathCounts
  • Art of Problem Solving - Art of Problem Solving online classes allow top students from around the world to hone their problem solving skills. Ideal for gifted math students in grade 6-12 who seek a greater challenge in mathematics, and those students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, the AMC, or other prominent mathematics contests.
  • ID Tech Camps -  iD’s unique summer camps offer courses that vary from creating video games and producing digital movies to designing web pages and learning programming and robotics.  Academic camps have an average of 6 students per instructor and customized curriculum for beginner to advanced learners. 
Language Arts - Instruction
  • The Writer's Center Workshops for Children and Teens - The Writer's Center, housed in a 12,200 square foot facility in the arts and entertainment district of Bethesda, Maryland, cultivates the creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work. 
  • NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - Youth Program - Take the challenge to write the novel you've been meaning to write!  NaNoWriMo happens every November. 
  • Writopia Lab - creative writing workshops for kids and teens (ages 8-18). We run weekly after-school and weekend workshops throughout the school year as well as week-long workshops throughout the summer.
Language Arts - Publication Outlets
  • Stone Soup - The international English literary magazine by young writers and artists ages 8 to 13; stories, poems, illustrations, art, book reviews.
  • New Moon Girls - New Moon Girls is an online community and print magazine where girls create and share poetry, artwork, videos, and more; chat together; and learn.
  • Teen Ink - A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums.  Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
  • The Young Idealist - A quarterly journal written and run entirely by people under the age of 21.  The Young Idealist exists to encourage the next generation of thinkers, policymakers, and leaders through the quarterly peer review and publication of political, social, and environmental ideas. Essays proposing positive change are critiqued and developed by an editorial board and an active readership.
  • The Concord Review -  Publishes the academic research papers of secondary students.
See also our "Summer in January" Camp fair listings.

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