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Assessment and Counseling Clinic Assessment & Counseling

For Grades 0 through 12

The Assessment and Counseling Clinic serves high-ability and twice-exceptional students.

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BESTS BESTS Above-Level Testing

For Grades 4 through 9

Learn more about your child's academic abilities with an above-level test.

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Blast Classes

For Grades 2 through 6

Blast is an academic commuter program designed to challenge students in their areas of interest and strength.

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BSI Classes

For Grades 7 through 8

BSI is a summer program for high-ability students.

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Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy Classes

For Grades 10 through 11

The Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy empowers high-achieving students with a passion for STEM and the Arts/Humanities to begin full-time on-campus study at the University of Iowa after their sophomore year of high school.

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Challenge Classes

For Grades 2 through 8

Challenge is an academic program for high-ability elementary and junior high students (grades 2-8) that takes place over a series of 5 classes.

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Invent Iowa Competitions

For Grades 0 through 12

Invent Iowa is a comprehensive, statewide program developed to support educators in promoting the invention process as part of their regular kindergarten through high school curriculum.

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IOAPA Classes

For Grades 6 through 12

The Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy (IOAPA) provides online learning opportunities for high-ability students.

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JSHS Competitions

For Grades 9 through 12

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program promotes and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement in original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level.

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JSI Classes

For Grades 6 through 8

JSI is a summer program for high-ability students.

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NSI Classes

For Grades 8 through 11

NSI is a summer program for high-ability students.

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PRSI Classes

For Grades 8 through 10

PRSI is a summer program for high-ability students.

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Recognition Ceremony Events

For Grades 4 through 12

The Belin-Blank Center Recognition Ceremony is held each year and is an opportunity to acknowledge those students who earned top scores in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS), were selected to one of our scholarship programs, or received special recognition in a Belin-Blank Center program.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competitions

For Grades 7 through 12

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a program for high-ability students at the Belin-Blank Center.

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SSTP Classes

For Grades 10 through 11

SSTP is a summer program for high-ability students.

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STEM Excellence and Leadership Events

For Grades 6 through 8

The STEM Excellence and Leadership program aims to empower academically able students from under-resourced rural schools.

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WINGS Classes

For Grades 2 through 8

The Weekend Institute for Gifted Students (WINGS) consists of half day enrichment opportunities for elementary and junior high students (grades 2-8) that take place on the University of Iowa campus.

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