a bright spot for bright kids
Current Program Information
  • The CBK Summer Programs application window is expected to open February 1st. Please only refer to current pages for reference. Returning students "Sneak Peak Week" is scheduled for the week of January 23rd. Please watch your email.
  • The Western Academic Talent Search season is nearly over! Apply Now! (Family Account Access). In the event of inclement weather or test day issues, please contact the test company directly.
  • SAT test site locations (search by date, then state) SAT ID letter is needed to access test site on test day (9th graders bring your photo ID!). Final deadlines for SAT ceremony consideration have passed. Late testing dates are available.
  • ACT test site locations (choose state). Final late deadlines for ACT ceremony consideration have passed. Late testing dates are available.
  • PSAT 8/9 FINAL DEADLINES have passed for 3rd-6th grade testing!
  • Final deadline for late ACT/SAT testing is January 27th. This is the final deadline for the WATS season.
  • CBK is hiring! We are seeking summer programs residential assistants, as well as an academic year program assistant in customer relations. See employment for details on these unique positions.
  • Please contact us by email to set up a presentation for your community or school about the Center for Bright Kids, the Western Academic Talent Search, or summer programs!. Dates are now available for spring talks. Please see Family Nights for locations you can attend near you!
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, quoted by Nelson Mandela and used in Akeelah and the Bee and Invictus