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Recognition Ceremonies

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. Top Talent Search students are invited to our Award Ceremonies, and the very top students are invited to attend the Grand Ceremony at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, all honorees receive a certificate of high honors. All students who test through Talent Search receive a certificate of participation. 

  • Spring Award Ceremonies are held in May and June every year.
  • Invitations are emailed in March.
  • Dates and locations for Spring 2017 will be posted in January 2017.
  • Eligible students will receive email invitations with event information.

If you have been invited to an awards ceremony, please RSVP by logging into MyCTY.

 

Award Ceremonies

Students in grades 2-8 who enroll in the 2017 CTY Talent Search, take the specified test for their grade from July 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017, and meet or exceed the required Award Ceremony scores, will be honored in Spring 2017. (Students who test late in the 2016 Talent Search cycle, from March 1 through June 30, 2016, and meet the eligibility scores are considered late qualifiers and will also be invited to the 2017 Award Ceremony.) PSAT 8/9, SAT, and ACT test scores must be received by CTY no later February 28, 2017. 

Award Ceremony eligibility scores available via MyCTY.

High Honors Cutoff Scores (effective 3/1/2016)

Grade When TestedMath Scores  Verbal Scores 
2440 SCAT438 SCAT
3455 SCAT446 SCAT
4470 SCAT455 SCAT
5480 SAT,
485 SCAT, 
480 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

480 PSAT 8/9,
600 STB Only Score
480 SAT, 
465 SCAT,
480 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

480 PSAT 8/9
6530 SAT,
495 SCAT, 
530 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

530 PSAT 8/9,
650 STB Only Score
530 SAT,
475 SCAT,
530 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

530 PSAT 8/9
7580 SAT,
21 ACT, 
499 SCAT, 
580 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

580 PSAT 8/9,
600 STB Only Score
580 SAT,
22 ACT-R, 
480 SCAT,
580 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

580 PSAT 8/9
8630 SAT,
24 ACT, 
503 SCAT,
630 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

630 PSAT 8/9,
650 STB Only Score
630 SAT,
24 ACT-R, 
484 SCAT,
630 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

630 PSAT 8/9
KeyM = Math, V = Verbal 
*Spatial Test Battery (STB) Only Score 

Grand Ceremony

The Grand Ceremony is for students in grades 7-8 who enroll in the CTY Talent Search, test prior to June 30, and meet or exceed the required Grand Ceremony scores. Eligible students will receive invitations for the Grand Ceremony, held in the fall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where they receive a medal honoring their outstanding academic achievements. 

Grand Ceremony eligibility scores available via MyCTY.

Grand Ceremony Cutoff Scores (effective 3/1/2016)

Grade When TestedMath Scores Verbal Scores 
7700 SAT,
28 ACT, 
508 SCAT, 
700 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

700 PSAT 8/9,
700 STB Only Score
700 SAT,
31 ACT-R, 
488 SCAT,
700 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

700 PSAT 8/9
8750 SAT,
32 ACT, 
511 SCAT,
750 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

750 PSAT 8/9,
750 STB Only Score
750 SAT,
33 ACT-R, 
490 SCAT,
750 PSAT 10/NMSQT,

750 PSAT 8/9
KeyM = Math, V = Verbal
*Spatial Test Battery (STB) Only Score 

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