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Charles City High School Gifted Program

High school gifted students are looking to the future, setting goals, pursuing interests and career exploration. The goal for the gifted program at the High School is to offer a variety of exposures. As such, the following is a list of offerings, this list is not all-inclusive.

PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option)
Gifted Independent Study Course
ACT and SAT preparation help
NIACC, Iowa State, or other college courses
Job shadowing or mentoring
AP (Iowa Online Academy Advanced Placement Courses)
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
Early graduation/honors placement at University of Iowa
Academic/curriculum enhancements/modifications

Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy

The Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy has been established to deliver Advanced Placement (AP) courses to high school students across the State of Iowa utilizing Apex Learning on-line technology and the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).

Charles City High School students can sign up for AP Online Placement classes with the High School Gifted Coordinator. The cost of courses and materials are paid for by a grant and are free to the student.  The AP National Exam cost is paid for by the student.

Support for Advocates of Gifted Education

Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

National Association for Gifted Children

Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act

Gifted Topics

College Selection

Campus Tours Counselor-O-Matic  
US News.com College School Match  


Test Preparation

SAT Kaplan
Princeton Review ACT


Information and Research

NRC Gifted Research  


Gifted Independent Study Course

Gifted Independent Study
Grade: 10-12
Length of Course: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Approval from H.S. Gifted Coordinator

Because gifted students are unique individuals this course is designed to provide an out of classroom environment and experience for them. Identified students will produce self-directed projects or experiences. The course will encompass an in-depth study of a topic/subject, career opportunity, or life experience in the student’s interest area. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products or performances that reflect individuality and creativity.