We know that gifted learners need challenging curriculum, access to advanced content, and opportunities to dive deep and explore their favorite topics. The Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a nonprofit academic center of Johns Hopkins University, provides schools like yours with the resources to identify and support these students and their unique needs. With a range of options for schools, districts, and the worldwide educator community, we help you take the guesswork out of gifted education and ensure that all students have access to enriching opportunities that nurture their talents and abilities.
Accredited for grades K-12 by the MSA-CESS, CTY offers programs your students can pursue in the classroom—or beyond it.
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Recommend CTY to a Bright Student
We all know that student—the one who seems to process information quickly, who lights up at the chance to solve the most challenging problems. While no two students are the same, we know our programs can help the brightest reach their full potential. We welcome advanced learners from all backgrounds to join CTY and enroll in our academic programs. If you have a student who needs an extra challenge, here are some links to share with their families.
Offer CTY Online Courses in Your School
Schools around the world use our Online Programs to bring accelerated virtual courses to their brightest students. Students who qualify can take our challenging Gifted and Talented or Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses during the school day, using their school’s approved digital devices. Learn more.
Summer Job Opportunities for Teachers
When students qualify for CTY’s programs, they’re offered challenging courses taught by great instructors like you. If you think you’d be right for CTY, read more about our current employment opportunities.