The Center for Talented Youth Online is a digital hub designed to help pre-K to grade-12 students advance their learning. Eligibility for the program is based on student performance on one of a number of specific tests, according to the student’s grade level. Scores received not only determine eligibility, but also establish which programs a student can enroll in. For students in the second to the eighth grades, eligibility for testing is determined by a global talent search conducted by the Center for Talented Youth. The talent search identifies students with outstanding academic ability.
Academically talented students unable to take the eligibility test on time can apply for provisional admission. This allows them to enroll in one course through CTY Online. In addition, students may qualify for the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program. Qualified students must score at least 700 on the math or critical reading sections of the SAT before their 13th birthday, or 10 points higher for each month beyond their 13th birthday.