The Institute for Innovation and Creativity at ACS Athens is proud to present the CTY visiting team, who will discuss information about CTY’s international talent search and advanced programs. The presentation will also provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions about giftedness and gifted education resources.
WHEN: Tuesday October 16, 2012
TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm
PLACE: ACS Athens Theater
About CTY: The Center for Talented Youth was founded 33 years ago by a Johns Hopkins professor who demonstrated that certain middle school students could do college level work and craved the challenge. Students aged 12-14 who scored well on the SAT could participate in a three-week residential summer program designed for them on the Johns Hopkins campus. The original CTY expanded over the years and now encompasses 24 summer sites at U.S. universities from Hopkins and Princeton in the east to Stanford and Berkeley in the west. Online programs add challenging courses year-round and worldwide.
In recent years, CTY has been asked by ministries of education, universities and foundations to open local versions of the Center, and CTYs now reach from Dublin to Hong Kong. The central idea remains to provide supplemental programs for the most gifted students beyond what any single school could offer them. Some countries view the CTY program as a talent incubator for pre-university youth leading to greater innovation and creativity and to stronger economic growth.
Typical CTY courses taken by 7th – 10th graders reinforce this idea: Probability and Game Theory, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy, Data Structures and Algorithms, History of Disease, Neuroscience, Special Relativity, The Critical Essay, Utopias and Dystopias. So do several CTY alumni: Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin. An attraction to many student and parents is that admission to any international CTY brings admission to any other.