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Gifted Education for 4th Graders

The challenge

Fourth grade—your child now has benefited from several years of school, so you have an idea of your child’s student profile. If you’re reading this, chances are your child is showing strong performance or promise as a student and thinker.

The answer

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, Inventions in Engineering, foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish), elementary scratch programming, critical reading (Young Readers' Series), and grammar (Building Blocks) courses to 4th grade students with qualifying scores.

CTY’s Summer Programs courses for students finishing 4th 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 4th 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.

Apply to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.