Courses for Gifted Middle School Students

Challenge your gifted sixth, seventh or eighth grade student with our exciting and thought-provoking Fast-Paced math, verbal, technology and other courses in subjects such as languages, the arts and STEM. All are designed to engage and equip your bright student for academic success.

Lake County students who are identified by their school districts as scoring in the 95th percentile on an acceptable achievement test in sixth grade will be invited to participate. Homeschool, private and parochial school parents may email CPEInfo@clcillinois.edu for information about submitting their children's scores. Review our Behavioral Code of Expectations for Students.

 

To qualify for the 2022-2023 CLC Fast-Paced Talent Search, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled and attending school in a Lake County, IL school district.
  • Currently enrolled in the fifth or sixth grade (during 2021-2022 school year).
  • Obtained the following scores:
    • 95th percentile or above on any one sub-test or total composite of the district's math and/or verbal aptitude achievement test. Scores at the 95th percentile or higher on the Total Composite Battery Score also qualify students, or
    • 95th percentile or above on another nationally normed, standardized grade-level achievement test, or
    • 95th percentile or above on a national achievement test (i.e. Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) or on a test of quantitative aptitude. Either the total score or the score on any portion of the mathematics or verbal (language) part of the test is acceptable.

Spring 2022 registration and withdrawal deadline is January 14, 2022

Monday (January 24 to March 14, 2022)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 47 - Graphic Design for Academics (Grades 7-8) $275 Online via Zoom
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - Math I - Spring Topics $275 Online via Zoom
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 6 - Math II - Spring Topics $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 73 - Narrative Writing $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 89 - Fun with Geometry and Basic Statistics (Grades 7-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - Math I - Spring Topics $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 6 - Math II - Spring Topics $275 Online via Zoom

Tuesday (January 25 to March 15, 2022)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 51 - Leap Write In Again! Creative Writing Fast-Paced $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 16 - Literary Analysis 2: Novel Study $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 49 - More Math for Chemistry Success $275 Online via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 48 - Creative Writing: Short Stories                         $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 76 - Designing Your Digital Portfolio for Academic Success $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - Math I - Spring Topics $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 3 - Vocabulary Greek and Latin Stems I $275 Online via Zoom

Wednesday (January 26 to March 16, 2022)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 9 - Literary Analysis $275 Online via Zoom
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 15 - Math for Engineering $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - Math I - Spring Topics $275 Online via Zoom
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 7 - Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Stems Part II $275 Online via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 71 - Grammar (The Magic Lens) Part I $275 Online via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 50 - Improv for Academic and Life Success $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 45 - Math for Chemistry Success $275 Online via Zoom

Thursday (January 27 to March 17, 2022)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 13 - Leap Write In! Creative Writing $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - Math I - Spring Topics $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 75 - Speech Writing and Oral Presentations $275 Online Via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 85 - Creative Writing II $275 Online Via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 72 - Grammar (The Magic Lens) Part II $275 Online Via Zoom
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 6 - Math II - Spring Topics $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 84 - Shakespeare $275 Southlake Campus
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