7th Annual Oyster Tasting – 24 September, 2017

Seven years and running! Fortunately, oysters do not have legs,...

Summer Camp has Begun!

Camp officially began with the 11 Senior Climbers returning from...

23rd Golf Tourney – Thank You and Results

Thank you to all the golfers, the sponsors, and the...

Jacob’s Ladder April Board Meeting

While the Climbers gathered for their annual Spring retreat at...

Palm Sunday Retreat, 2017

The annual Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat held over the Palm...

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Are you in the fourth or fifth grade? Have you been recommended to apply for the Jacob’s Ladder enrichment program? An updated application form is available now. (Right-click to download and complete the form. Please note: student section should be HANDWRITTEN IN INK). There is no cost for application, and no cost for attending the program.

If you are a Gifted Coordinator, School Director or Teacher with a student you feel may be qualified for Jacob's Ladder, please review this document for information and instructions for submitting student information.

2016 Year End Review

2016 Fast facts: Celebrating 25 years encouraging intellectually gifted, at-risk students | 325 Climbers since 1991 | 60 Climbers attended the Summer Enrichment Camp in 2016 | program makeup, 50% rural, 50% urban areas of Virginia | Summer Camp has 27 teachers and 18 Residential Advisors | Costs: $2,880, 4 weeks of residential camp; $1,325, Year round advocacy/follow-up; total of $4,205 for one year, per child; $16,820 Total for a 4-year investment | 94% of Climbers enter college | $12+ million in scholarships have been awarded to Climbers to date

The Jacob's Ladder story for 2016 includes building, acting, serving and growing. See just how far we have come this year, and what challenges lies ahead.

Climbers currently attend or are graduates of: VCU, Duke, University of Texas, Mary Washington, North Carolina Central, University of Richmond, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Boston University, Old Dominion University, Georgetown, College of William & Mary, UNC - Chapel Hill, UVA, and Virginia Tech