Gap Year

Taking a gap year is becoming more common in the United States, and can be even more common for students who graduate from high school earlier than expected.

A gap year is essentially a “break from formal education to become more immersed in another culture, to volunteer domestically or abroad, to gain experience and maturity…”.

 

Considering Your Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Gap Year Opportunities is a tool for both parents and students who are considering a gap year as an educational option.   In this guidebook readers will find information on gap year options for students under the age of 18, the pros and cons of taking a gap year, what colleges think of students who pursue a gap year and much more.

The Davidson Institute offers FREE, online access to three educational planning guidebooks focused on advocacy, early college and mentorships. With a wide variety of articles and tools, these comprehensive guides direct parents and students searching for an appropriately challenging setting through a process for effectively implementing decisions.

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Vicki Ray Passes the Torch

At the Annual Member Meeting in May 2011, President Elect Susan Miller received the Ancient JAGC Notebook from outgoing president Vicki Ray.

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The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) has a free book with articles and resources from SENG's National Parenting Gifted Children Week.

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On Reading and Obligation

On Oct. 15, 2013 writer Neil Gaiman gave a wonderful lecture at the Barbican Centre, London about the importance of reading and imagination for the future.

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