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Summer Programs for Grades 7-12

CTY offers five residential programs for qualified students who have completed grades 7 and above. Please see the links below for more information on each of these gifted and talented programs.

Intensive Studies (Grades 7 and Above)

All courses in the Intensive Studies program require Advanced CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. These are scores that place them above the mean for college-bound high school seniors. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed seventh grade by the summer of the program year
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year

Academic Explorations (Grades 7 and Above)

All courses in the Academic Explorations program require CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed seventh grade by the summer of the program year
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year

Civic Leadership (Grades 9-12)

The Civic Leadership Institute is offered at site locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Berkeley, California. All Talent Search participants and students with similar grade level scores, and who have completed at least grade 9 by the time the program begins, are eligible to attend.

Global Issues in the 21st Century (Grades 10-12)

This program, focusing on Global Issues in the 21st Century is offered at Princeton University and requires CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. Students must have completed at least grade 10 by the time the program begins.

Institute for Advanced Critical and Cultural Studies (Grades 10-12)

This program is offered at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and requires CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. Students must have completed grade 10 or above by the time the program begins. 

 
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