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National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

The National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (NAASE) program is an acceleration program for highly gifted students. The NAASE program was founded in 1999 to provide an academically challenging learning environment to assist gifted students in the development of their ability. This program is administered by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education in affiliation with the University of Iowa, and provides an opportunity to enroll at the University of Iowa after the junior year of high school. Because this program does not include a transition stage for radical acceleration such as that provided by the University of Washington Early Entrance Program, the screening process is thorough to ensure the success of its students. To enter the NAASE program, students are expected to have ...

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