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A Chance to Pursue Your Academic Passion

As the country’s first academic talent center, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY) supports and advocates for advanced learners like you.

Here, you can go beyond what you learn at school (public, private, charter, online, or home school) with our exploratory and accelerated academic programs backed by Johns Hopkins research. Develop your unique talents and advance in subjects you love.

Lessons are based on your knowledge and skill level so you’re engaged and challenged like never before.

Scholarships and financial aid are available.

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Why the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth?

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Unique Courses Focus on What You Love

Elevate your education. CTY creates deep academic experiences for advanced learners like you. You’ll be engaged and motivated—in some cases, covering an entire semester in a few weeks. From robotics and Arabic to physics and philosophy, study what you’re interested in and work to your full potential.

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Create Your Own Learning Path

World-class instructors help you move at your own accelerated pace as you dig into forward-thinking, thought-provoking courses you can’t find elsewhere. Form lasting bonds with other insatiable learners who share your passions and abilities. Watch your curiosity soar as you gain confidence, find belonging, and have space to succeed—and safely fail—in a supportive environment.

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A Foundation for Your Future

Choose year-round online courses and on-campus summer programs based on your preferences. No matter which option you select, you’ll broaden your horizons and be supported as you prepare for college, academic competitions, AP and honors classes, and more. Our accredited courses can even help you earn school credit.

In my Zoology class, we’ve gone to the aquarium and dissected a shark and learned about different animals’ bone structures and what they eat. I like science a lot, and there aren’t any classes like this at school.

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