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Summer Scholars Residential and Commuter Program (Grades 7-10)

We would like to thank the Acadiana Advocate for their write-up of our March 7th, 2020 event, the Spring 2020 Adolescent Conference.

The Summer Scholars Residential Program held Sunday through Friday is a residential program designed to develop the academic, leadership, and/or creative skills of rising 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students. These students have demonstrated high levels of ability in their school work, in the arts, or in their daily lives.

The Center for Gifted Education will NOT present its regular academic enrichment summer programs for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year.

We are looking forward to the future. We are working on creating Pop-up Programs for the PreK through 2nd graders, 3rd through 6th graders, and a Fall 2020 Adolescent Conference for the students who are rising into the 7th through 10th grades. Please check back on our website and our Facebook page for updated information.


Returning Students

Students previously accepted into the Center for Gifted Education programs have the status of Returning students.

There will be a class fee per student.

New Students

Students must qualify for admission to the Center for Gifted Education’s Summer Programs.

Beginning in Fall 2018 ALL new students seeking to participate in the Center for Gifted Education’s Summer Programs must submit a one-time $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Upon submission of the application fee the parent will receive the parent checklist and we will send the teacher checklist to the teacher listed in the application. The application fee will cover the review of the parent, and teacher checklist.

After review of the checklists all non-identified students who are going to move into the assessment or score review phase will also pay a one-time $25.00 Assessment fee.

The $25.00 assessment fee (for non-identified students) will cover either the in-person assessment, or the score review of school administered standardized test.

Students identified as gifted and talented through the Parish GT Program must submit the 1st page of their most recent IEP, or the Welcome letter from the Gifted and talented Program. Identified students need not submit the assessment fee of $25.00.

There will be a class fee per student.


We look forward to seeing you all in June 2021. There will be a class fee per student, which includes supplies, room and board, and activities while attending the program at UL Lafayette.

Contact Us

Please contact the Center for Gifted Education at 337-482-6701, or email, with any questions.

Kathleen McIntire, Administrative Coordinator III
Office Address
Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning
Room 266
Lafayette, LA 70506

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 43648
Lafayette, LA  70504-3648

Phone: 337-482-6701

Hosted by

Dr. Christine Briggs, Director of the Center for Gifted Education