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Educating any child is a big responsibility, especially if you’re doing it at home with no public support. Educating a child who is exceptionally bright can seem intimidating, especially if his or her skills seem greater than your own. For parents thinking of homeschooling a gifted child, many questions arise. What if your child wants to know things that you don't know? What if you can't find the right resources? Where will you look for mentors, peers, even classes that will accept your child at a level that is appropriate for them? How will you know when you are doing something “wrong,” or when your child is having difficulty? What can you expect from your child, your community, yourself?  This section will help you find answers to some of your questions, and point you to more extensive resources for further information.

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page  

The all-things-gifted resource that you've been searching for. Hoagies' Gifted Education Page offers resources, articles, books, and links.

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling 

Ann Zeise is "your guide to the best and most interesting and useful sites and articles about home education on the web."

The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children

A National Volunteer Resource and Support Network for Highly Gifted Children, their Families, Schools and Communities

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum 

The goals of GHF are:

to link interested families with information and resources regarding educating a gifted child outside the traditional school system

to provide gifted homeschoolers with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas and resources

to increase awareness of homeschooling as a viable educational alternative for gifted children

to advocate for gifted homeschoolers as needed

to network with other education-related entities in support of these goals

Gifted Development Center 

Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC), a service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents, and for gifted individuals of all ages.

California Association for the Gifted  

Gifted Education Communicator is a quarterly journal on topics of interest and benefit to parents and educators. The CAG Newsletter, Intercom, is now an electronic quarterly newsletter sent to all CAG members in a downloadable format. Thus it is most important that we have current email addresses for all of our members. CAG members will also receive periodic notification of educational opportunities and matters of legislative urgency. Darleen Saunders, CAG Capitol Region Parent Representative,

Davidson's Young Scholars

The Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligent young people between the ages of 5 and 18 (students must be between the ages of 5 and 16 when applying). 

Please contact HSC's Gifted Adviser at for ideas and support, or if you have suggestions for additional resources.

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