CTY Online Programs courses have the designation Supplementary Education Center/Program: Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Questions about this accreditation can be directed to:
Accrediting Commission for Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
All Online Programs Advanced Placement courses have been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation. To view a list of CTY courses that were reviewed by the Advanced Placement Program Audit and are authorized to include the "AP" designation, visit the AP Course Ledger and type in "Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University" as the high school name.
If a student wishes to take an AP-level Online Programs course prior to 9th grade and receive school credit, the student must obtain approval from their school prior to enrolling in the course. If the student’s school approves the student to take a CTY AP course for school credit, please note that the student may not use AP courses taken prior to 9th grade for college credit. Only AP courses taken in 9th grade and beyond will be eligible for college advanced placement credit by the enrolling institution. With the exception of World Language course, the AP label cannot be affixed to courses and school transcripts prior to ninth grade.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is accredited for grades K through 12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Online Programs courses for 9th to 12th graders may be used in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) initial eligibility certification process. To view the list of approved courses, visit the NCAA website and enter CTY's high school code 975334, then select "Show All Approved Courses."
Due to changes in the UC A-G approval process, organizations such as CTY are no longer permitted to add their courses to any of UC A-G’s formal approval lists. Guidance for California schools is noted below with links to UC’s policies. It is critical that students seeking credit address these issues with their enrolling school prior to starting a CTY course.
Valid until January, 30, 2020 - If an individual student is independently enrolling in a CTY online course and it is not a course being offered to all students at the student’s school, the school is not required to certify and self-report the course to add it to their A-G course list. The school, however, must still review and, if appropriate, grant principal certification for the CTY course if it is to be used by an individual student to fulfill an A-G subject requirement. Starting February 1, 2020 - If an individual student is independently enrolling in a CTY online course and it is not a course being offered to all students at the student’s school, the school will need to certify and then self-report the courses to UC.
Specific instructions for schools can be found on the University of California A-G Policy Resource Guide.