• Johns Hopkins:
    Center for Talented Youth -Talent Search 


    The John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) searches for 7th and 8th grade students each year who excel in Math, Reading, and Writing. The purpose of the Talent Search is to identify, assess and recognize the academic abilities of highly able students.


    • In early October, the RDMS Guidance Department will mail a letter home to all parents, outlining the CTY process. At RDMS, the CTY program is by parent nomination only.

    • The letter will contain detailed information about the SAT, ACT, SCAT, or STB (college entrance tests), along with the John's Hopkins CTY program.

    • The letter will be posted on our website at that time.  

    • Once you nominate your cihld, you will decide what test to register your child for: SAT, ACT, SCAT, or STB. 

    • Students who earn qualifying scores on these college entrance test are then invited to participate in CTY programs.  

    • There are 2 fees involved: one for Johns Hopkins CTY, and one to register for the SAT, ACT, SCAT, or STB.

    • Students who wish to apply must fill out the Johns Hopkin's application, which is available in the RDMS Guidance Office or at https://cty.jhu.edu/talent/about.



    Are you undecided about which test your child should take? Click on the following links for further details about each test:



    Not sure whether your child should participate in the John's Hopkins program?  Click on the following article for more information about middle school students taking the SAT's: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041030/news_lz1c30tests.html