"All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent." - John F. Kennedy
This website is meant to provide opportunities for all of our Central Lee students. Dated contests and scholarships will be amended once the new information is available.
25 Books to Read after Harry Potter Grades 3-8
Book Club for Kids Podcast Grades 5-8
Brightly Ages 0-18
American Sign Language (ASL)
Lifeprint Free or $$$ for course credit
Oklahoma School for the Deaf There is a spring and a fall course offered. Free
Start ASL Free
Apex Learning High school and middle school courses. $$$
Art of Problem-Solving Academy Grades 2-12, $$$
Constitutional Academy (Bill of Rights Institute) HS students, $$+Travel
Crash Courses For anyone, Free
DuoLingo Learn a new language. Free
eDynamic Learning Grades 6-12, $$$
ExploreU for Middle School Girls Coralville, $
Photography for Kids You can find other courses here, too. For anyone, $
Snapology LEGOs; Hiawatha/Marion area; Camps, weekends, parties, $
UI Wild State Park Camps Grades 3-7, $$
Williamsburg List of Camps Various
W3Schools Teach yourself to code. Free
Yale Young Global Scholars Prestigious HS Camp, $$$$$
Art Contests for Kids Various
Audiotool Browser-based music-maker for everyone, Free
Bomomo Digital art for all, Free
Doodle for Google K12, Free
Every Noise at Once Learn your music genres! For everyone, Free
Generative Music Sites Various
Incredibox Make music! So cool. For everyone, Free
Jackson Pollock Playful art online, For everyone, Free
Photo Contests for Kids Various
Photography for Kids Activities for all ages, Free
Portfolio Hosting Options For anyone needing a digital portfolio of their work. Various ages and costs.
Science Without Borders Art Competition Grades 6-12, Free
Scholastic Art & Writing Competition Grades 7-12, Free
TheatreFolk Free resources for aspiring thespians
U.S. Kids Magazine Art Contest Ages 2-12, Free
Brainbashers Logic Puzzles
Brainzilla Logic Puzzles
Enigma (famous quotes puzzles)
Institute of Competition Sciences This is an amazing list of competitions.
The Kid Should See This (videos)
Noble Prize Find stories, videos, and even games about the Laureates.
APP: Einstein's Riddles
APP: Elevate - Brain Training Free Memory, Math, and Word Games
Cartoon Caption Contest - The New Yorker You must be 13 or older to enter or vote.
Creative Communication Poetry Contest Grades K-9
Imagine Forest Create your own stories online - free!
Lyrical Iowa Poetry Contests All ages. (Can you find a winner from Donnellson?)
NaNoWriMo Novel Writing Contest All ages. This site has lots of guidance.
Poetry Out Loud Great poetry, free resources, and a dynamic recitation competition for high school.
Project Gutenberg Public domain ebooks - All free!
Publications for Young Writers This is an amazing list with something for all ages.
Scholastic Art & Writing Competition Grades 7-12
Story Jumper Create and share books online for free. You can purchase books for reasonable prices.
Teen Ink A magazine for teens, by teens
VisuWords A visual dictionary and thesaurus that's fun to play with
The Art of Problem Solving A lot of problems for upper level math students.
Figure This! NCTM's math challenges for families.
Just Math Tutorials Videos for nearly every math lesson.
Khan Academy For all subjects
MathWorks Math Modeling Contest for HS juniors and seniors.
Mr. Morgan's Math Grades 6-9
TedED Math Riddles You can sort by age bands.
We Use Math When will we ever use this math? (Careers)
Scholarships & Career
Career Aptitude Test Quote: "Amazingly accurate!"
Collegexpress Ultimate guide to college search
Lee County Fair due March 31
Roquette Scholarship due Feb. 26
Cells Alive! Explore*Study*Play
Journal of Emerging Investigators Middle and High School Students can read/submit research and find other interesting opportunities.
Science Journal for Kids Peer-reviewed science research
Bill of Rights Institute This site has opportunities, contests, and guidance for MS & HS students.
C-SPAN Student Cam Competition Grades 6-12
Eyewitness to History Primary sources and 1st person accounts
Radio Garden Listen to radio from around the world.
"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing." - Madeline Hunter
Let me know if you have other sites to share.