LET’S POLISH THAT UNIQUE BRILLIANCE AND MAKE IT SHINE!

Let’s be honest: for some students, school just isn’t challenging enough. BrainStorm’s Gifted & Talented program is designed to instill in gifted students Carol Dweck’s wonderful “growth mindset”—the personal commitment to exploration and creativity on one’s own terms and at one’s own pace. Through G&T, students experience myriad opportunities to cultivate rigor, curiosity, and intellectual passion outside of the conventional classroom.

BRAINIACS, UNITE!

From programming to music theory, public speaking to digital storytelling, we have a gifted and talented enrichment program for your son or daughter that will help him or her to STORM IT!  in new and exciting ways.

Introduction to Programming

Want to become a programmer? Learn to create a virtual story or game while learning all of the essentials of programming. This class will teach students the basics of programming while incorporating imagination, innovation, and teamwork!

  • Level: Grades 2 – 3
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Music Theory Through Pop Music

Learn music theory by listening to and analyzing recent hits by Taylor Swift, Muse, Beyonce, and Drake. In this course we will cover basic music theory and ear training by deconstructing some of the catchiest tunes of the year.

  • Level: Grades 9 – 10
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 4:45 – 6:45pm

Rocket Scientist!

Join us as we learn about the physics of aeronautics! Students will design, build, and launch their own rocket ship. Throughout the week, students will learn about the laws of motion, gravity, aerodynamics, and weightlessness. Are you ready to launch your rocket?!

  • Level: Grades 6 – 8
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Digital Storytelling

This course aims to strengthen the connection between storytelling and technology. Students will learn a variety of different skills to help them become more effective storytellers. Course participants will have a chance to develop their own projects, reflect on how to choose a particular topic, research a given theme, and construct a digital story by using still images, video or audio narration.

  • Level: Grades 9 – 12
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Order in the Court

Order! Order in the court! Delve into the legal world and get to know how the system works. Become a lawyer, judge, or jury as we embark on a high profile criminal or civil case.

  • Level: Grades 4 – 5
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2 – 5pm

Math Maniacs

Are you crazy for math? If so, this class is for you! Students will explore number patterns, geometry, and calculation tricks. Stretch your brain with logic games and puzzles. You can certainly “count” on having fun in this challenging class!

  • Level: Grades 5 – 6
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Passport Around the World

Grab your passport and pack your bags! It’s time to travel the world with a click of a button! Students will visit each continent and explore culture, geography, and famous landmarks. Get ready to discover the world with the use of technology.

  • Level: Grades 2 – 3
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 3 – 5pm

Game Enthusiast!

Learn to program by recreating all of your favorite mobile games! In just 8 weeks you’ll be done making your own Flappy Bird, Angry Bird, Candy Crush and Endless Runner clones! In this course we will cover basic programming ideas and game design philosophies as well as how to navigate a modern IDE like Unity/Stencil/Scratch.

  • Level: Grades 9 – 12
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Public Speaking

This course will teach students to present confidently. They will pay attention to tone, diction, and articulation. Students will also learn to write influential speeches and present an effective presentation including good content, organization, delivery, audience, and analysis. Get ready to present your best in front of an audience!

  • Level: Grades 6 – 8
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 3 – 5pm

BrainStorm are true professionals. I give them my highest recommendation…the connection they make with the kids is like nothing I’ve experienced before.

Robin M.Ramsey

Gifted & Talented Eligibility Requirements: To participate in the program, students must meet three out of the five categories listed below, two of which MUST be #1 & #2. Please contact us to schedule testing and an interview.

  1. Diagnosis & Tests: Children must be formally diagnosed via standardized intelligence testing with any of the following tests: WISC-V, WPPSI-IV, Stanford-Binet Fifth Edition
  2. Eligible IQ: Student must have an overall IQ score of 130 or higher.
  3. Standardized Test Scores: A student’s state assessments may be submitted for consideration. A minimum of two scores must fall in the 97th percentile or above for reading/language arts and mathematics
  4. Professional Recommendation: The examiner’s professional recommendation will be considered. Emotional and social maturity will be taken into consideration.
  5. Portfolio: Is your student’s forte creativity? If so, have your student submit a portfolio for consideration.

Course Cancellation: BrainStorm reserves the right to cancel any course that lacks sufficient enrollment.

Payment/Refund: Enrollment fee and class fee must be paid in full at the time of registration to secure the student’s spot in the class. Enrollment fees are non-refundable. No refunds for course withdrawals will be issued after the first week of classes. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Call 201.84.STORM x2 to schedule an interview!