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Study of Exceptional Talent

Group of SET students wearing award medals.

The Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) identifies extremely talented students based on their performance on the SAT and supports their talent development through counseling and other services.

SET Eligibility

Students qualify by scoring 700 or more on the Math or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT before age 13 (or 10 points for each additional month of age).

SET Counseling

SET provides individualized educational counseling to identify challenging academic activities for students and families.

About SET

SET members receive a quarterly newsletter geared to their needs, information about program opportunities, and invitations to SET events.

Alumni Highlight

Miriam Melnick 

Meet Miriam Melnick

SET alumna Miriam Melnick is now a software engineer at Google. Miriam’s connections to CTY run deep. She is married to CTY alum and fellow Google engineer Marc Howard. And together they created an Advanced Robotics course for CTY and spend three weeks every summer teaching it.

SET Helps Students...