Join the Johns Hopkins Center 
for Talented Youth for an 
extraordinary digital summer.

CTY's new Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (L.I.V.E.) courses offer bright students advanced learning options in dynamic, community-centered digital classrooms with peers who share their interests.

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January 23 – March 20, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 5

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A captivating journey along the Caribbean coast.
Venice, Florence, and Rome are your gateway to Italy.
Study the flora and fauna at the heart of dramatic landscapes.

We formed new friendships, which greatly enhanced the experience since we had 10 days together with the people in our group. 

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It was a unique and intense personal experience and a rich opportunity for my family!

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The World Leader in
Gifted Education

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Don’t miss out on this
one-of-a-kind learning 
experience—enroll today!

Create. Collaborate. Problem-Solve.

Program Details: 

  • Two three-week sessions:
    Session 1: June 29 - July 17
    Session 2: July 20 - August 7
  • Course time is scheduled in one-hour blocks, three days per week
  • 36 total hour of course time, including class meetings and independent work

L.I.V.E. courses offer a blend of live online instruction and independent learning that includes discussions, class projects, and interactive exercises designed to foster community in a digital environment. The program's three-week instructor-developed courses are limited to ten students per section, and focus on a range of engaging topics taught by instructors who specialize in teaching advanced learners.

Program Details:

In CTY's most team-oriented courses, expert instructors lead students through small working groups to solve real-world problems with a blend of critical thinking and class-led discussion. You'll tackle complex issues that scientists, diplomats, futurists, and engaged citizens face globally in their daily efforts to impact policy and bring about societal change.

By making connections with classmates from different backgrounds—and, in some cases, different cultures—you’ll learn how to successfully manage shared projects and become prepared for the team-based global workforce. Course projects may be used to demonstrate interest in a university major or be added to a larger portfolio of work.

  • Application deadline: January 5
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • 25 students per class, 5 students per working group
  • 3 hours of synchronous class meetings per week
  • Guest speakers for engaging topics
  • Virtual breakout rooms for ideas and collaboration
  • Emphasis on small learning groups

CTY-level math or verbal eligibility is required to enroll in these courses. These courses cannot be taken for school credit.

CTY-level math or verbal eligibility is required to enroll in these courses. These courses cannot be taken for school credit.

  • Application deadline: January 5
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • 25 students per class, 5 students per working group
  • 3 hours of synchronous class meetings per week
  • Guest speakers for engaging topics
  • Virtual breakout rooms for ideas and collaboration
  • Emphasis on small learning groups

Program Details:

In CTY's most team-oriented courses, expert instructors lead students through small working groups to solve real-world problems with a blend of critical thinking and class-led discussion. You'll tackle complex issues that scientists, diplomats, futurists, and engaged citizens face globally in their daily efforts to impact policy and bring about societal change.

By making connections with classmates from different backgrounds—and, in some cases, different cultures—you’ll learn how to successfully manage shared projects and become prepared for the team-based global workforce. Course projects may be used to demonstrate interest in a university major or be added to a larger portfolio of work.

Program Details: 

  • Two three-week sessions [dates]
  • Course time is scheduled in one-hour blocks, three days per week
  • 36 total hours of course time, including class meetings and independent work

Discovery courses offer a blend of live online instruction and independent learning that includes discussions, class projects, and interactive exercises designed to foster community in a digital environment. The program's three-week instructor-developed courses are limited to 10 students per section, and focus on a range of engaging topics taught by instructors who specialize in teaching advanced students.

Program Details:

In CTY's most team-oriented courses, expert instructors lead students through small working groups to solve real-world problems with a blend of critical thinking and class-led discussion. You'll tackle complex issues that scientists, diplomats, futurists, and engaged citizens face globally in their daily efforts to impact policy and bring about societal change.

By making connections with classmates from different backgrounds—and, in some cases, different cultures—you’ll learn how to successfully manage shared projects and become prepared for the team-based global workforce. Course projects may be used to demonstrate interest in a university major or be added to a larger portfolio of work.













  • Application deadline: January 5
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • 25 students per class, 5 students per working group
  • 3 hours of synchronous class meetings per week
  • Guest speakers for engaging topics
  • Virtual breakout rooms for ideas and collaboration
  • Emphasis on small learning groups
  • Application deadline: January 5
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • 25 students per class, 5 students per working group
  • 3 hours of synchronous class meetings per week
  • Guest speakers for engaging topics
  • Virtual breakout rooms for ideas and collaboration
  • Emphasis on small learning groups

CTY-level math or verbal eligibility is required to enroll in these courses. These courses cannot be taken for school credit.

CTY’s new problem-based online courses blend real-time, collaborative, student-directed learning and independent exploration to solve complex real-world problems. Registration is limited to 50 students, so act quickly!

At this time, all CTY L.I.V.E. courses have filled, and CTY is no longer accepting applications for general enrollment. Students with existing applications will receive information about the status of their course enrollment. We appreciate your patience as we process a high volume of applications.

Colonizing Space:
How to Build an Extraterrestrial City

Grades 7-10

Explore the fundamentals of space travel and civic planning as you develop a strategic plan for building a sustainable city on another planet. For example, what do humans need in space? Consider economic development, environmental adaptation, urban agriculture, and social and political systems as you work with peers to configure a new city that meets the goals of diverse stakeholders. Your capstone project will be an extraterrestrial city you’ll present to a panel for review.

Everything is Connected:
Solutions for a Warming World

Grades 7-10

Examine the parameters of climate change, climate science, and policy as you map out humans’ adaptation to global warming. You and your peers will act as scientists focused on solving critical threats as you engineer ecological progress while exploring ecosystems and developing strategies. Your final project of creating a resilience plan for issues such as wildfires, drought, and extreme events must also account for the marginalized communities often ignored in proposed solutions.

Class meetings:
Saturdays, 9–10 a.m. ET

Small-group working sessions:
Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. ET
Wednesdays, 8–9 p.m. ET

Class meetings:
Saturdays, 8–9 p.m. ET

Small-group working sessions:
Saturdays, 9–10 p.m. ET
Wednesdays, 8–9 p.m. ET

Create. Collaborate. Problem-Solve.

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CTY’s new problem-based online courses blend real-time, collaborative, student-directed learning and independent exploration to solve complex real-world problems. Registration is limited to 50 students, so act quickly!

January 23 – March 20, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 5

Colonizing Space: How to Build an
Extraterrestrial City

Grades 7-10
Explore the fundamentals of space travel and civic planning as you develop a strategic plan for building a sustainable city on another planet. For example, what do humans need in space? Consider economic development, environmental adaptation, urban agriculture, and social and political systems as you work with peers to configure a new city that meets the goals of diverse stakeholders. Your capstone project will be an extraterrestrial city you’ll present to a panel for review.

Everything is Connected:
Solutions for a Warming World

Grades 7-10

Examine the parameters of climate change, climate science, and policy as you map out humans’ adaptation to global warming. You and your peers will act as scientists focused on solving critical threats as you engineer ecological progress while exploring ecosystems and developing strategies. Your final project of creating a resilience plan for issues such as wildfires, drought, and extreme events must also account for the marginalized communities often ignored in proposed solutions.

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