Academic Activities

For Tutoring, see:
Support for Learning – Support for Special Needs  - Tutoring

Aux 3 Pommes
l765 Cedar Street, Suite 103. Santa Cruz, CA
Offers classes for children and adults in 9 languages

California Association of the Gifted (CAG) Annual Student-to-Student Conference
(Santa Lucia Region)
Students students in grades 3–12 present 25 minute presentations and workshops on their favorite subjects and other students attend them.  For GATE and all other interested students in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and San Mateo Counties.  FREE.

Expanding Your Horizons  or
Hands-on workshops in science, math and engineering for middle and high school girls, who learn skills and techniques used in the field and also find out what scientists and engineers do. They also get to talk to undergraduates and learn what it’s like to take math and science courses at UC Santa Cruz.

Imagination Unlimited
Imagination Unlimited
3561 Homestead Rd. #466, Santa Clara
(408) 482-7316
Offers customized comprehensive and accelerated learning programs, including FastTracKids, Science, Chess, Languages, and tutoring. Programs offered for toddlers through age 12.

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Offered by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, these festivals for middle through high school students happen at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other universities around the country, giving students the chance to try out mathematical challenges of all levels.

Litwits Workshops -Sensory Immersion in Classic Children’s Literature
P.O. Box 2777, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
(831) 247-0593
Enrichment workshops for engaging children ages 9-12 in classic literature.  Each workshop centers on one story, with several modes of interacting and creative expression.

Lyceum of Santa Clara Valley
Parent participation organization established in 1971. in order to provide after-school enrichment classes and other opportunities for gifted children as well as to meet and socialize with other gifted children.

Math League
Offers challenging mathematics materials for 4th grade through  high school students, including math contests, books, and computer software to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics.

Pacific Coast Childrens Writers Workshop
Bi-Annual team-taught seminar for 15 Middle Grade and Young Adult Novelists, who have the opportunity have contact with an editor and/or agent. Participants may submit their opening pages or full manuscript for a pre-workshop or an in-person critique of their novels.

Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation – Speed Reading Course
Presented by the Institute of Reading Development, these summer 5-weeks courses are for children, teens and adults who want to improve reading skill and speed.

SPLASH Stanford ESP Workshops
Annual event where Stanford students and graduates conduct short workshops of all kinds to interested middle and high school students.

Young Makers Workshop
In collaboration between MAKE Magazine, The Exploratorium, and Pixar, this program is geared toward helping to develop the “next generation of makers, creators, and innovators.”Teens bring their ideas and
work together with adult mentors to design, experiment, and fabricate innovative projects at fabrication facilities at various workshops throughout the year.  Also offers forums and clubs and the “Maker Fair.”