Formally established in 2008, the Institute focuses on our mission of being a comprehensive and valued source for gifted and high potential youth, their parents, and educators in the regional community. The Institute has a reputation for excellence in providing educational opportunities for students, developing innovative curriculum, providing quality professional development for parents and educators, and conducting rigorous research.
In addition to our services, the Institute maintains collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.
Our philosophy is child-centered. We believe all children should be provided with educational and enrichment experiences matched to their unique needs and interests. Talent can be developed by matching one's interests, abilities, and aptitude with the right opportunities, experiences, and challenges. Learners should be provided with experiences that motivate, encourage perseverance, develop creativity, and enable them to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We aim to provide content-rich experiences that build confidence and competence while deepening understanding of complex ideas.