For many students, fifth grade marks the end of elementary school and the start of middle school. This is a critical transitional time to maintain focus on strong academic achievement.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) provides resources beyond school walls to keep high achieving students on track.
You start with the CTY Talent Search. Testing helps to discover your child’s abilities, can lead to recognition at state academic ceremonies, and can open doors to CTY’s courses and services.
Students who test with CTY and receive qualifying scores can take their academics to the next level.
CTY Online Programs offers math, engineering, music, foreign language, computer science, writing, and critical reading courses to 5th grade students with qualifying scores.
CTY offers Summer Programs courses for fifth grade students, in three week residential programs on college campuses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and California. Day programs take place near Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; New York, New York; Los Angeles and La Jolla, California.
All Talent Search students can attend CTY’s Family Academic Programs. The Discovery Series—one-day or weekend courses offered at art museums, science centers, and aquariums around the country—is designed for bright 5th graders to attend with their parents.