Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
—Marianne Williamson, from Akeelah and the Bee

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News & Highlights

CBK 2014 Summer Programs

We continue to accept late applications with the $100 late fee ONLINE! Portfolio applicants must submit all materials via postal mail. This will not affect your acceptance date, as assignments occur by postmark/online date stamp. The full summer catalogue and all applications and forms are available online. All pieces of the application must be submitted at the same time, so if you are a new student considering applying for Summer Programs, please go ahead and print the Teacher Recommendation Form. You will need two and can get a head start. Please note, the regular deadline of April 19th and the Financial Aid deadline of April 5th have passed.


Late deadlines by program:

GLOW May 12th

Luminary Project May 30th

SHINE June 13th


On the campus of the Colorado School of Mines and held residentially:

GLOW Jun 8-21 (rising grades in the fall 6-8)

Luminary Project Jun 29-Jul 19 (grds 8-11)

SHINE Jul 27-Aug 2 (grds 4-6)


Acceptance Packets are now processed fully online. If you received your acceptance email, please go to Summer Programs to access the Accepted Students page on the left navigation.


Western Academic Talent Search

The 2013-2014 Academic Talent Search season has drawn to a close. If you would like to be added to the fall mailing list for the 2014-2015 WATS Bulletin and Application, please drop us an email at cbk@centerforbrightkids.org and include your full name and postal mailing address so that we can get you the Bulletin and Application in August.


Recognition Ceremony invitations have all been sent, should your student qualify. If your email address has changed, please notify us immediately, or if you are concerned there has been an error, please email us with a score analysis request and the score report. The top 25% of all scorers in ceremony states are invited to these ceremonies held in May. For dates and more information, please see our Ceremonies page.


CBK Materials and Presentations

Please give us a call at 303-428-2634 or drop us an email at cbk@centerforbrightkids.org if you are interested in having CBK materials sent to your school. If you would like us to come out and share information at your school or set up a group presentation, please contact us right away to set up a family night for fall presentations in September and October and summer presentations in March or April.







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