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Summer Programs for Grades 7-12

Notice for Session 1 and Hong Kong Sites: In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, CTY, in close coordination with Johns Hopkins University leadership, has made the difficult decision to cancel Session 1 of our 2020 Summer Programs, along with all courses at our Hong Kong sites. Please visit our online information center to learn more.

Notice for Session 2: CTY is continuing to accept applications for our 2020 Summer Programs Session 2 courses. Session 2 course assignments, however, will be paused until May 1. Any student who has an application on file by April 24 will be assigned at that time, provided space remains in one of their course choices.

CTY offers five residential programs for qualified students who have completed grades 7 and above. Please see the links below for more information on each of these gifted and talented programs.

Intensive Studies (Grades 7 and Above)

All courses in the Intensive Studies program require Advanced CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. These are scores that place them above the mean for college-bound high school seniors. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed seventh grade by the summer of the program year
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year

Academic Explorations (Grades 7 and Above)

All courses in the Academic Explorations program require CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed seventh grade by the summer of the program year
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year

Global Issues in the 21st Century (Grades 10-12)

This program, focusing on Global Issues in the 21st Century is offered at the Center for Talented Youth's Program at Berkeley and requires CTY level scores on designated standardized tests. Students must have completed at least grade 10 by the time the program begins.


Civic Leadership Institute

The Civic Leadership Institute, a service-learning program for high school students, was previously offered in collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development. This outstanding program is now available directly through the Center for Talent Development. Learn more.

 

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