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Third grade is the year when many schools begin identifying children for any available school-based gifted program. Your child’s academic abilities are becoming more well known to you. And you may recognize that your child needs resources beyond school walls.
Enrolling your child in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth gives you the ability to locate other resources, including courses, so you can tailor your child’s education more precisely to his or her demonstrated strengths.
How CTY works
CTY is a multi-tiered program. You start with the CTY Talent Search. Testing helps you discover your child’s abilities, can lead to recognition at state academic ceremonies, and can open doors to CTY’s courses and services.
CTY means opportunities
Students who test with CTY and receive qualifying scores can take their academics to the next level.
CTY Online Programs offers a number of different math, foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish), Inventions in Engineering, elementary scratch programming, critical reading (Young Readers' Series), and grammar (Building Blocks) courses for 3rd grade students with qualifying scores.
CTY’s Summer Programs for students finishing 3rd grade are offered near Baltimore, Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, and La Jolla, CA.
All Talent Search students can attend CTY’s Family Academic Programs. Our Creative Connections series--one-day or weekend courses offered at art museums, science centers, and aquariums around the country—is especially designed for bright 3rd graders to attend with their parents.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth—a world-class resource, within easy reach
Academic talent, like musical or athletic ability, needs to be assessed, developed, and cheered onward. Enrollment and testing are affordable, and return lasting value through the discovery and opportunities your child will receive, that could make a defining difference in his or her life.