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Summer Gifted Academy
2010 Litchfield Summer Gifted Academy Students and Staff

Mission Statement

The mission of the Summer Gifted Academy is to provide numerous stimulating, exciting, and engaging opportunities to promote academic, social, and recreational skills of gifted children in the bi-state region.


In 2001, the Litchfield Community Unit District #12 received a three-year grant for the 21st Century Community Learning Center from the U.S. Department of Education to offer programs for children in grades K-8, who are at risk academically and socially. 

Gifted students are at risk because their needs are not always met in the regular education setting. This was our eighth year of offering a week long summer academy for the gifted students to help meet their needs. The program will be offered to students who have completed grades 4-8.


Our philosophy is to offer a program that will challenge the students beyond their normal course of study at school by providing academic challenges for the students in their areas of interests and abilities.  We will provide a low student/teacher ratio.  Students will be with other students who have similar interests and desire for challenges.  The students must have the commitment to academic excellence, social, and emotional growth.  Students will learn responsibility, team work, self- motivation, and respect for others.