Forty years ago, four women sat around a kitchen table, talking about the need for programs for bright children. From this humble beginning, through much hard work of dedicated teachers and volunteers, Gifted Resource Council was born.
Programming started with classes that evolved into our current Learning Lab program. GRC’s Space Academy was our first summer program in 1984, followed by Ancient Academy in 1986. Academic Challenge Cup, our friendly competitions in math, language, and creative problem solving, started in 1984 with a pilot program of only two school districts participating.
For a few years, starting in 1998, GRC even offered trips to Ecuador as part of the Amazon Rainforest Student Research Project!