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Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth & the SCAT Test

Is your child applying to the Talent Search at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (JHU CTY)? Learn about the program and the application process here at TestPrep-Online.
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The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (JHU CTY) is an educational program for gifted children. CTY identifies talented youth and provides an environment in which gifted children are able to flourish. JHU CTY offers several programs to the most advanced grade school students all over the world.

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About CTY Talent Search

Talent Search identifies gifted youth who show high academic potential for CTY programs. Children in 2nd-8th grade who display exceptional academic ability on nationally normed testing, state testing, and/or remarkable performance in school are recommended to participate in the Talent Search. Through Talent Search, such students are able to get involved in CTY’s various programs.

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Identification Process

CTY Talent Search may be recommended for students who:
  • Score in the 95th percentile on at least one subtest of a nationally normed standardized test
  • Perform at advanced levels on state tests
  • Display outstanding academic ability*
*If no test scores are available.

If your child meets one of the above criteria, the next step is to enroll. Applications may be submitted either via mail or online on the JHU CTY website. After your application is submitted to the Johns Hopkins Talent Search, you will receive information from the Center for Talented Youth regarding the various tests available (test types may vary by grade). Once you have selected the appropriate test, be sure to register your child with the testing agency and pay the required fee. Make sure that CTY receives your child’s scores.

Those who participate in the CTY Talent Search will receive the following:
  • Certificate of participation
  • Letter indicating for which CTY program(s) your child is qualified
  • After the Test (resources and statistics)

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SCAT Scores

To be eligible for CTY programs, students taking the SCAT must achieve these scores:

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Learn more about SCAT scores

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CTY Programs & Courses

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers several different programs, courses, and other opportunities to its participants:

  • CTY Summer Program - The Johns Hopkins Summer Program provides eligible students from all over the world with the opportunity to participate in a challenging academic program among similarly gifted peers for a three week period during the summer. There are several CTY Summer Program sites in the US, as well as in Hong Kong.
  • CTYOnline - Gifted and talented students, Pre-K through 12th grade, from over 60 countries are able to participate in challenging courses and connect with other gifted students from all over the world through Johns Hopkins CTY Online courses.
  • CTY Family Academic Programs - All participants of the CTY Talent Search may attend the CTY Family Programs. Participating in a CTY Family Academic Program is a great way for CTY students to meet one another and for CTY families to partake in their child’s CTY experience.

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Preparing for the CTY SCAT

If you are looking to have your 2nd-8th grader participate in a CTY program at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, your child will likely need to take the SCAT. In order to succeed on the SCAT, it is important to set aside time to practice. With TestPrep-Online’s level specific and child-friendly Elementary or Intermediate SCAT Practice Test pack, you can help your child succeed. Start preparing for the SCAT test so your child will gain confidence and be ready to succeed on the day of the test.

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