Seventh grade—the heart of the middle school years for most students. Seventh graders straddle the middle ground, full of possibilities yet at an impressionable age when their academic talents need to be recognized and developed.
Through CTY, you and your child can learn more about your child’s verbal and math talents. More than that, by participating in the Search, you and your child connect to CTY’s rich resources available to qualified students and their families.
How CTY works
CTY is a multi-tiered program. You start with the CTY Talent Search. Testing helps you discover your child’s abilities, can lead to recognition at state academic ceremonies, and can open doors to CTY’s courses and services.
CTY means opportunities
Students who test with CTY and receive qualifying scores can take their academics to the next level.
CTY Online Programs offers a number of different math, middle school science, Intro to Forensics, foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish), computer science and technology, Mastering the Fundamentals of Music, writing, critical reading (Art Meets Science, Young Adult Readers), grammar (From Structure to Style) and visual fluency (Visual Literacy) courses to 7th grade students with qualifying scores.
CTY also offers hundreds of courses through our highly regarded Summer Programs courses for qualifying students in grades 7-10, in three-week residential programs on college campuses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, and Washington state.
All Talent Search students qualify for CTY’s Family Academic Programs--one-day or weekend courses offered at universities and art museums, science centers, and aquariums around the country that you and your child can attend together.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth—a world-class resource, within easy reach
Academic talent, like musical or athletic ability, needs to be assessed, developed, and cheered onward. Enrollment and testing are affordable, and return lasting value through the discovery and opportunities your child will receive, that could make a defining difference in his or her life.