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Since 1979, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has focused on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities.

The CTY community includes very bright students from all over the world whose talents place them well ahead of their agemates. These students need special attention: greater academic challenges, interaction with intellectual peers, and teaching strategies designed especially for the gifted. CTY offers gifted students, and their families and schools as well, a wide range of programs and services to nurture their intellectual abilities, enhance personal development, and foster better understanding of the needs of talented youth.

CTY Programs and Services

Talent Search - Conducts the nation's oldest university-based talent search for highly able youth.

Summer Academic Programs - Offers three-week residential and day programs sites across the United States and in China and Mexico for students in grades 2 through 12.

Distance Education - Provides academically challenging online courses for students in grades K through 12, guided by CTY's distance education faculty. Subjects include mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, writing, language arts, Chinese, a variety of advanced placement courses, and others.

Family Academic Programs - Offers exciting one-day, overnight, and longer programs for talent search participants and their families at college, university, science-center and museum sites around the country and abroad.

Diagnostic and Counseling Center - Provides educational assessment, planning, and counseling services to students, parents, and schools. Open to all students.

Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) - Continues the work of Hopkins professor Julian Stanley in studying and working with children who score over 700 on either the quantitative or reading portion of the SAT exam before age 13, and publishes Imagine magazine.

Research - Conducts studies relating to gifted education and the nature of high academic ability.

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