Welcome to The Belin-Blank Center
The Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (BBC) is a comprehensive center focused on nurturing potential and inspiring excellence through myriad programs and services. Educators can earn the Iowa Gifted Education Endorsement and advance their knowledge through our professional development courses and workshops. Students can benefit from programming year-round with the Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy and academic-year and summer programs. The BBC offers an early-entrance to college program; a comprehensive clinic that offers assessment and counseling services; and an institute dedicated to academic acceleration (Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration). Several special events and competitions are hosted by the BBC, including the Wallace Research and Policy Symposium.