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If this is your first time visiting The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth website, you probably have questions. Fortunately, we have answers.
A: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) identifies top academic students and provides fun and challenging educational programs for students in grades K through 12. Educational programs include summer day and residential programs, online education, and family academic programs.
A: Talent Search is a process of identifying and testing academically gifted children, specifically mathematically and/or verbally talented students in grades two through eight.
A: Talent search asks teachers, guidance counselors, and parents to nominate second through eighth grade students who score at or above the 95th percentile on any nationally normed test. When students decide to participate, they:
A: Because students scoring above the 95th percentile have “hit the ceiling” of what grade-level tests can discern, they may not be getting a full picture of their academic grasp. Above-grade-level tests, taken independently from the pressures of mandated assessment, can provide useful information to students, their families, and their schools.
Further, students receive honors and recognition through Johns Hopkins Talent Search participation. If they qualify for residential summer programs, online classes, or family academic programs, these gifted students can meet others like themselves, stretch their creative and intellectual wings, and discover where their special talents may take them.
A: If you are:
A: CTY Programs:
A: Email CTY at email@example.com or call 410-735-6278.