The Center for Enriched Studies

The Centers for Enriched Studies provide 4th and 5th grade students with needs that cannot be easily met through local school GT programming. The Centers provide a full-time instructional program beyond the MCPS Program of Studies. The program content is based on the goals and objectives of the MCPS curriculum and is accelerated, compacted, and enriched to meet the needs of highly able students. The program establishes an instructional atmosphere that promotes the thinking skills and instructional strategies that encourage risk taking and creative expression to help highly able students to realize and meet their full potential.

The Center at CCES is unique in the way that it supports the home school program. Teachers work as a team with the grade level teachers by planning lessons, activities, and field trips. Center students are integrated with the home school students for specials, recess, and lunch. In order to meet the needs of all learners at Chevy Chase, there is some flexibility in scheduling. Students outside of the program may be placed in Center classes and vice-versa, dependent upon need. Chevy Chase Elementary is truly a cohesive community of learners.


Gifted and Talented Resources

davidson The Davidson Institute for Talent Development serves profoundly gifted young people 18 and under. Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests.
JHUCTY The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.


SENG: Supporting Emotional needs of the Gifted. SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide
gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.