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The CTY Talent Search...

Reveals or reaffirms academic abilities

Opens doors

Provides recognition

Offers access

Reveals or reaffirms academic abilities

You may know your child is advanced academically, but you may not know the extent of this ability. CTY Talent Search testing provides a common currency with concrete results to show a student's level of knowledge beyond what's expected by current grade level. CTY provides the statistical data that allows you to understand your child's test scores compared to the national landscape of their true academic peers.

Opens doors

Joining the CTY Talent Search opens doors to the Center's services, which for many students are foundations for future accomplishments. All Talent Search students can benefit from the challenge and go on to approach future academic milestones with greater confidence.

Provides recognition

CTY knows bright students thrive on praise and recognition, yet far less public recognition is given for academic talent than for sports, music, or other abilities. All students who accept the challenge of taking the Talent Search test receive a Certificate of Participation. Top Talent Search students attend award ceremonies in 14 states and the very top students can attend a national medal ceremony at Johns Hopkins University.

Offers access

Challenging and inspiring courses in CTY's Summer Programs and CTY Online Programs are open to students who qualify based on test results. Our Family Academic Programs, open to all Talent Search students, offer seminars and learning adventures around the country.