After School

After-school enrichment activities foster creative thinking beyond the classroom. 

LCC Youth Program at Mason Public Schools

The goal of the LCC Youth Program is to offer a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy high-caliber academic pursuits in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and STEAM.  

PDF DocumentPrograms for students in 2nd to 5th Grade - Register by October 31

Google FormsLCC Scholarship Application - Apply by October 28

MSU Gifted and Talented Programs

The mission of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) office at Michigan State University (MSU) is to provide educational experiences that allow gifted students to develop intellectually, cultivate social relationships, and expand their understanding of the world.

External LinkGifted and Talented Education Programs

ACT and SAT Testing for MSU GATE programs

GATE uses the ACT or SAT because they are above-grade-level tests, and the results on these tests more accurately assess the abilities of gifted students and their readiness for advanced and accelerated programs that GATE offers. Using the ACT or SAT test for assessment is consistent with NUMATS.

External LinkACT and SAT Testing for MSU GATE programs

IQ Testing for MSU GATE Program

For application to GATE programs, an IQ test is acceptable in place of an ACT, SAT, or CogAT tests. To submit an IQ test result for a GATE application to be reviewed, it must include the evaluation in its entirety.

External LinkIQ Testing for MSU GATE Program

Financial Aid for MSU GATE Programs

Tuition assistance from the GATE office may be available to those with financial need. Aid is granted based on family income using the Federal Eligibility Guidelines for Reduced Lunch.

External LinkFinancial Aid for MSU GATE Programs

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.

External LinkYoung Scholars Program

Ingham ISD Gifted and Talented Programs

Gifted and Talented programs are available through Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) and through partnerships with MSU and Lansing Community College. These programs provide challenging educational enrichment opportunities for K-12 students.

External LinkIngham ISD Gifted and Talented Information