PacificQuest 2008


Skills for the 21st Century

Pacific Union College

July 27 - August 1, 2008

Pacific Union College is again pleased to offer a one-week summer program for gifted and talented students entering grades 8-10 next fall. Last summer’s participants had a wonderful time studying Genetics: Biology at the Crime Scene, Digital Art, and Global Business.


PacificQuest is designed to challenge gifted students in ways not always possible in typical school classrooms. Classes are taught by Pacific Union College professors especially selected for their ability to stimulate young minds. Plans for this summer include the following classes: Mathematics: Inriguing and Useful, Creative Thinking and Writing, and Interactive Computer Programing. Students completing this program receive one hour of college credit.


PacificQuest also provides opportunities for talented students to associate together in an atmosphere where it is acceptable to be bright. Recreational activities, evening programs, and the talent show are very popular components of PacificQuest.


Admission Qualifications:


          Current enrollment in grade 7, 8, or 9

          Achievement test scores at 90% or above

          High ratings on Characteristics Questionnaire (completed by teachers)

          High recommendations from teachers and/or principals

          Good grades


The selection committee makes the final decision on applicants and may consider exceptions to the above. Grades, though considered, will have less weight than test scores and recommendations. Enrollment is limited to the highest qualifying twenty-five students.  

Application Procedures and Dates:

Applications are mailed to schools in April for distribution to qualifying applicants. Applications and supporting materials are due at the PacificQuest office by May 16, 2008.

Selected participants are notified by May 30, 2008.

Payment of fees ($625) is due by June 16, 2008.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Lindsay D. Petersen at (707) 965-6509 or email