Nearly 9,000 students from around the world attended CTY’s day and residential programs this summer, taking courses at 24 sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Heather Wilson’s classroom door is decorated with colorful glass ornaments that her third- and fourth-grade students have labeled to depict the parts of a cell. Inside, the room is a flurry of activity as her students monitor the life systems burgeoning around them—“biobottles” filled with fish, rocks, and plants; beans sprouting from petri dishes; DNA extracted from strawberries; and crystals forming geometric shapes under microscope lenses.
This is just a tiny slice of what happened this summer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. A nonprofit center, CTY hosts hundreds of summer, online, and family courses for more than 20,000 academically advanced K-12 students each year.