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College readiness is an important issue not just for struggling students, but for top students, too, CTY executive director Elaine Tuttle Hansen writes in an op-ed published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Read it here:

CTY Genomics Class

Waiting until college to attract minority students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields may be too late. But mentoring in the sciences at the high school level can help influence gifted minority students to pursue scientific careers, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Epigenetics and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth found that 86 percent of high school students who received college-level science courses coupled with hands-on laboratory research internships said they planned to pursue a career in science research, compared to 50 percent of high ability underrepresented minority students....Read more.

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BALTIMORE February 11, 2013 --- Three students at the same high school in suburban Philadelphia achieved perfect scores on the SAT, and they credit the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) with their success....Read more.

The 2013 CTY Summer Program catalogs and CTYOnlline catalogs are now online, and you may apply now.

CTY Summer and CTYOnline courses give students an in-depth and accelerated look at an academic subject. Our students are guided by expert faculty and supported by a diverse group of young people with exceptional academic abilities.

* Apply now for CTY Summer Programs! Details include timetables and deadlines. You may also want to look up the courses for which your child qualifies. Applications for CTY Summer Programs are accepted through April, although some courses fill quickly.

* Apply now for CTYOnline courses for spring and summer!

* We're happy to answer any questions. Please email CTY at, or call 410-735-6278.

BALTIMORE December, 2012 -- “People at the very top don't work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder,” Malcolm Gladwell writes in his 2008 book Outliers. He could have been referring to the current and former students of The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth who earned top honors in the year’s major academic competitions and scholarships. ...Read more.