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Assessment & Counseling Clinic Assessment & Counseling

For Grades 0 through 12

The Assessment & 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 3 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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Challenge Classes

For Grades 4 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 9

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

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JSI Classes

For Grades 6 through 8

JSI 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

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

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WINGS Classes

For Grades 4 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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