The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a gifted and Talented supplemental education program for school-age children, founded in 1979 by Dr. Julian Stanley at Johns Hopkins University. It was initially a research study of the rate at which gifted children can learn new material.
CTY is the first program of its kind to identify academically talented youths and provide advanced learning opportunities.
CTY offers famous fast-paced Summer Programs, which are held on many university campuses throughout the United States and serve over 9,000 students each year. CTY is an accredited school for grades 5 to 12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
From October to February of each year, CTY's Talent Search recruits highly-able elementary and middle school students (who have scored at or above the 95th on in-grade ) to qualify for CTY's academic programs. Applicants then take a standardized test that is above their grade level, beyond the ability of most children their age.
Students in the 5th and 6th grades take the SCAT at the Intermediate and Secondary levels, respectively.
Complete the CTY Talent Search application at: http://cty.jhu.edu
Register for the SCAT exam at: www.prometric.com