Friends of Gifted in Michigan

Bay City Association for the Academically Talented is working to create a network of contacts within the Gifted and Talented student families to serve as support for one another, support families by providing information regarding raising and advocating for gifted students, and provide an organized voice for the members of the BCAAT organization as we strive to meet the needs of the gifted and talented in the Bay City Public Schools.”

Visit BCAAT online at: BCAAT

Bright, Talented and Black is ensuring equity & excellence for culturally diverse gifted children & youth around the globe.  This organization has been established to provide resources for parents, families, educators, and advocates to enable us to network with each other, share resources, and to learn more about how we can improve classroom experiences for high potential / gifted learners all over the world.  In particular, we are interested in improving conditions in classrooms so that more and more students can have access to higher level instruction in all content areas and thus, be better prepared for post secondary educational opportunities.

Visit Bright, Talented and Black online at: Bright, Talented and Black

GT Resource Network is an all volunteer group located in the Grand Rapids area dedicated to the support of gifted children and their parents. We have meetings almost monthly at various locations with speakers on gifted issues and activities for children. Our mission is to share our collective knowledge and find kindred spirits so we can make informed decisions.

Visit GTRN online at: GTRN or Facebook

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is an award winning “All Things Gifted” resource for parents, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and gifted kids and adults

Visit Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page online at: Hoagies’ Gifted

Lozier Music is a music instruction studio that allows students to start a relationship with music that lasts a lifetime. The studio specializes in the Australian developed Simply Music method for piano students. The method allows students to play blues, classical, accompaniment and popular style songs from their first lessons. Lozier Music also offers violin, guitar, percussion and young child classes. The new studio is at 2118 W. Auburn road. Rochester Hills.

Contact us at info@loziermusic.com, 248-844-1024 or visit online at Lozier Music

Metro Detroit Mommy is here to lead you to some fun activities for you and your family that you might not have known or thought about.

Visit Metro Detroit Mommy online at: Metro Detroit Mommy or Facebook

The Michigan Association for Gifted Children provides leadership, advocacy, support, and services to assist families and educators in meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented children and youth. Check us out (and join us!) at MAGC and on Facebook.

MightyMindz, located in Franklin, Michigan, grooms the gifted for leadership roles, entrepreneurship, and social action. We offer gifted youth and adults a deep understanding of their giftedness and how to navigate the world with their special abilities and qualities.  MightyMindz teaches the social skills that build healthy and satisfying relationships with family, friends, and others. We connect gifted individuals with people that wish to interact with and discover the powerful thinking, creativity, and contributions the gifted offer.

In addition, MightyMindz works with educational organizations that want transformational and sustainable results. We are well known for turning around underperforming schools and creating new visions and enhanced levels of student and staff performance with high performing schools.

At MightyMindz we give you the training, experiences, feedback and encouragement to think and act creatively so that you can achieve what matters most to you.

Visit MightyMindz online at:  MightyMindz

Rochester SAGE (Supporting Advanced & Gifted Education)is a grassroots organization of parents, students, and teachers encouraging Michigan’s Rochester Community Schools to implement a program for advanced and gifted students from elementary through high school

Visit Rochester SAGE online at: WordPress or Facebook

The Roeper School is a day school for gifted children in preschool through Grade 12.  With campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.  Visit Roeper’s website  for more information.   Roeper is also on Facebook.

Southeast Michigan Mensa (SEMM) is our local chapter of American Mensa.  Mensa is the largest of the international high-IQ societies. The purpose of our Southeast Michigan chapter is to provide opportunity for intellectual and social belonging and networking among diverse people.

SEMM can be reached at http://www.mensadetroit.com/ or via the U.S. Mensa website local groups area. Please explore this site to learn more about our group.

Bookmark this site to see SEMM’s calendar of events for members and their guests. In addition to local events and monthly meetings, SEMM hosts a Winter Bash (games party), SEMMer Bash (picnic), and a Regional Gathering held each May and known as SEMMantics.

Our newsletter, entitled M-Pathy, is available at the U.S. Mensa website and accessible to all Mensa members, using his/her login and password. 

Steppingstone School for Gifted Education is an independent non-profit, 501.c.3, elementary day school, Gr K-8, for gifted children, founded in 1981.  We believe every child deserves a satisfying, challenging and joyful learning experience.  We differ from most other independent schools, even those that serve the gifted, in that each child’s curriculum is individualized to accommodate his/her asynchronous academic development.  Students are in classrooms with their age peers while their academics are learned at whatever level provides appropriate challenge.  For example, a 5 year old who has been reading since age 3 will not have reading lessons but will engage in literature instead; a 2nd grader who already knows the math curriculum through Gr-3 will receive math-4 instruction …  and so on.  Enrichment classes are also offered after school, Saturdays and throughout the summer.

Special programs include the Summer Music Academy for strings and piano (or harpsichord) and the SMART (Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training) Center, a laboratory research program for middle school and high school and the only one of its kind in the country and probably the world.

Address:  30250 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills, MI   48336
Website:  http://www.steppingstoneschool.org/
Phone:   (248) 957-8200
Admissions Director:   Donna Coffin at dcoffin@steppingstoneschool.org 
 

Supporting Gifted Learners provides resources and information on subjects related to learning, with an emphasis on those topics that impact gifted children and adults.  Our goal is to support the gifted population while raising the public’s awareness of the unique characteristics and needs of the gifted.

Visit Supporting Gifted Learners online on Facebook.

Together For Accelerated Learners (TAL – pronounced “tall”) mission is to network, educate, and inspire parents and educators and coordinate advocacy to further the academic, social, emotional and educational needs of high achieving students in the Farmington area.

Visit TAL online at: WordPress or Facebook

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2 Responses to Friends of Gifted in Michigan

  1. misty opperman says:

    I am struggling to find a kindergarten for my son next year. We are in the Lansing area. Do you have any suggestions of programs around this area? Thank you for your time.
    misty opperman

  2. giftedinmichigan says:

    I’m sorry, we are, in general, unfamiliar with programs in Lansing. However, we do have several school lists on this website (See our “Education of Gifted Children” menu for these). Perhaps one of these lists includes a school in your area. Another good resource for you might be the Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC) http://migiftedchild.org/. Good luck!

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