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.

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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

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. Qualified students will be contacted by College of Lake County in June or July 2023 about summer and fall 2023 registration.

Spring 2023 registration is open!

 

The deadline for Spring 2023 registration and withdrawal is Friday, January 13, 2023 or when each class fills. 

 

All Monday and Wednesday classes meet at the Grayslake Campus. All Tuesday and Thursday classes meet at the Southlake Campus.

 

Monday (January 23 to March 13, 2023)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 24 - Creative Writing Genre Spotlight: Fantasy (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 42 - Capture Your Life: Photojournalism (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 75 - Speech Writing and Oral Presentations 1 (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 89 - Fun with Geometry and Basic Statistics (Grades 7-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 12 - 6th Grade Math - Part II $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 3 - Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Stems - Part I (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 48 - Creative Writing: Short Stories (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus

Tuesday (January 24 to March 14, 2023)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - 7th Grade Math - Part II $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 73 - Narrative Writing (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 26 - Creative Writing Genre Spotlight: Horror (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 12 - 6th Grade Math - Part II    $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 24 - Creative Writing Genre Spotlight: Fantasy (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 25 - Speech & Oral Presentations 2: Improv, Drama & Competition Prep (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 42 - Capture Your Life: Photojournalism (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus

Wednesday (January 25 to March 15, 2023)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - 7th Grade Math - Part II $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 15 - Math for Engineering (Grades 7-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 29 - Create Your Universe and Travel There! (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 32 - STEAM Craft: Hooked on Crochet! (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 48 - Creative Writing: Short Stories (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 13 - Leap Write In! Creative Writing $275 Grayslake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 17 - Signing in the Arts (Grades 6-8) $275 Grayslake Campus

Thursday (January 26 to March 16, 2023)

Time Class Title Cost Location
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 12 - 6th Grade Math - Part II $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 5 - 7th Grade Math - Part II $275 Southlake Campus
5-6:30 p.m. CFSP 7 - Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Stems - Part II (Grades 6-8) $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 6 - 8th Grade Math - Part II $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 89 - Fun with Geometry and Basic Statistics (Grades 7-8) $275 Southlake Campus
7-8:30 p.m. CFSP 13 - Leap Write In! Creative Writing $275 Southlake Campus
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