Bright, motivated students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades
for the 2016/17 school year, from any educational setting, whether public,
private, parochial, or home school, may apply. PreK students should be
4 years old by January 1, 2017.
New students, who never have attended a CFG program, must be recommended
by teachers. A completed and signed recommendation form (available online and in our printed materials) must be
submitted with application or mailed, faxed, or emailed
(to email@example.com) separately. If an applicant is unable to obtain a teacher recommendation, the student's most current grade report may
Returning students do not require teacher recommendations. They are eligible
upon our timely
receipt of their applications.
Applicants need not have qualified for advanced programming at their schools;
test scores are not the
sole criterion for our programs although our students
generally rank at or above the 95th percentiles in many areas.
Please note: There are never any application deadlines or late registration fees for our programs or workshops. Enrollment remains open until each program begins. Teacher recommendations are not required for our Fall 2016 weekend workshops.
As a general reference, please peruse the list below; ideal candidates typically
manifest many of these characteristics during their preprimary, primary, or
elementary school years.
Express curiosity and creativity
Use complex language skills
Discuss and elaborate on ideas
Ask thoughtful questions
Use learned information in new contexts
Have unique problem-solving abilities
Show ability to place objects in logical sequence
Are keenly observant
Have well-developed imaginations
Create and/or tell stories
Demonstrate talent in art, music, writing, or drama
Exhibit wit and humor
Act independently and with initiative
Have sustained attention spans
Have extensive vocabularies
Have good memories
If uncertain about their child’s eligibility, parents are
welcome to request a conference with the CFG Director, Joan Franklin Smutny.