The first year of middle school, which many sixth graders experience, is a brave new world of academic and personal growth and change. Students who have shown strong academic talent up until now can maintain their performance through middle school years—with your help and guidance.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth has been the answer for parents seeking a resource beyond school walls that can help keep high achieving students on the right track.
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.
CTYOnline offers a number of different math, middle school science, foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish), computer science and technology, Mastering the Fundamentals of Music, writing, Grammar Fundamentals, and critical reading courses to 6th grade students with qualifying scores.
CTY also offers its highly regarded Summer Programs courses for sixth grade students, in three week residential programs on college campuses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and California. Day programs take place near Baltimore Washington, DC, west Los Angeles, Pasadena, and La Jolla, CA.
All Talent Search students can attend CTY’s Family Academic Programs. Our Discovery series--one-day or weekend courses offered at art museums, science centers, and aquariums around the country—is especially designed for bright 6th 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.