The first step to enrollment in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth begins with our Talent Search. Through above grade-level testing, CTY will help you discover whether our programs and services are right for your child—and find the appropriate level of challenge to inspire your advanced learner.
About Talent Search
Talent Search is the gateway to CTY. It's an advanced assessment that will help identify your child's strengths.
Receiving a qualifying score can earn your student the opportunity to enroll in summer and online programs.
Apply to CTY using the Talent Search application form if you want to test for eligibility.
One Parent's Journey Through Talent Search
"Prior to my daughter starting middle school, I decided to have her tested by a local educational psychologist to see what school would be the best fit for her. Even though she had not qualified for her current school’s gifted program, I wanted to have her tested in a different environment, as well as gain more insight into her learning style."
News and Upcoming Deadlines
- 2017-18 Award Ceremony Update: The 2017 CTY Grand Ceremony and 2018 CTY Spring Award Ceremonies have been canceled due to scheduling and venue challenges. Affected families will receive a letter with additional details, and all award ceremony-eligible students will receive their award and certificate by mail. if you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- SCAT & STB tests: Submit Talent Search application 3 weeks before desired test date.