Parents or guardians are vital components to a child’s success. They play a key role by encouraging regular communication with instructors and helping students master time management skills- both critical for successful online learning.
Some general tips:
While most CTY students are computer-savvy, first-time students may feel unsure about taking a CTYOnline course. Many initially anxious students have expressed gratitude to their parents for encouraging them to enroll. However, we encourage you to closely monitor your child’s progress for the first two weeks, when a refund is possible, to assess whether the program suits your needs.
The messaging system is intended for instructors and classmates to communicate with each other in their online classroom. In the rare event that a student receives an unwelcome message, please contact your instructor and email@example.com.
All student content will be deleted from the server one year after a course is completed. Students who wish to save copies of their work and of their instructor’s feedback should download and save the materials to their own computer during the course.
Pizza Party is an optional activity for students who want to interact online with other CTYOnline students beyond their coursework. It is an online discussion forum where students can talk about books, movies, music, philosophy—whatever.
To learn more, visit the Pizza Party information page. In order to participate in Pizza Party, the student's parent must "opt in" using the Pizza Party online form. The parent will need the student's CTY ID number, and email messages will be sent to confirm the choice.
MyCTY is a personalized, online portal that gives you access to all of your CTY information once you have registered with the Center. To learn more about MyCTY, visit the MyCTY Overview page.
We ask that you allow approximately two weeks for application processing when registering for an individually paced course. During our peak season, some delay is unavoidable. However, we realize that this is a hardship for many of our CTYOnline students so we have an administrative procedure that may allow some students to move ahead their start dates once they have everything they need to get started in the course.
Our students are most successful when they work consistently. However, we realize that situations occur which cause a student to be away from the program for an extended period of time. MyCTY allows you to postpone your child's individually paced CTYOnline course for an extended absence, preserving enrollment time. Parents may postpone their child's enrollment in an individually paced course for seven days or longer, up to a year.
Students who need more time to complete an individually paced course may re-enroll for additional time by paying a $15 application fee plus the cost of tuition. To view current tuition rates, visit: Tuition and Fees.
The $15 application fee may be waived if the student's enrollment period has not yet expired at the time the student applies for an extension.
|Numerical Grade (%)||Letter Grade|
|98 – 100||A+|
|93 – 97.9||A|
|90 – 92.9||A-|
|87 – 89.9||B+|
|83 – 86.9||B|
|80 – 82.9||B-|
|77 – 79.9||C+|
|73 – 76.9||C|
|70 – 72.9||C-|
|< 70||No grade issued|
** Note: Students who complete CTYOnline Writing Series and language arts courses receive periodic feedback and a detailed final evaluation instead of grades, but grades can be given upon request.
Students who intend to request placement and/or credit for their CTYOnline courses should always discuss their options with school officials before enrolling in CTY, since schools' policies vary. Although CTY is an accredited institution, CTY does not award degrees or diplomas. Credit or placement can only be awarded by the student's school. For more detailed information, please visit the Credit or Placement information page.
Parents can request a CTY Official Academic Record that will show all the academic courses the student has taken, with grades if applicable, and also lists other types of participation and achievements. For more details, navigate to the Credit or Placement information page.
Students who wish to establish eligibility with the SAT or ACT should select "Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth" and/or CEEB code "5334" when selecting reporting options in order for test scores to be sent to CTY.
Students who complete an AP course through CTYOnline should use the following codes when completing the CollegeBoard AP application:
CTY is committed to providing reasonable, appropriate, and necessary accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. To do so, open communication between CTY and parents is essential to meeting students’ needs. For information, visit http://cty.jhu.edu/disability/accommodations/ctyonline.html
"Our son has been involved with JHU-CTY for six years; CTY has been very important in augmenting his education."