+ CTY Emerging Scholars

Now in 20 Baltimore schools, the Emerging Scholars gives elementary students access to free, in-school programming for advanced learners.

+ Teacher Training

CTY has partnered with Baltimore City schools to provide professional development to educators serving the district’s gifted and advanced learners.

+ Family Resources

CTY is conducting local school-based workshops and other events to help families navigate their students’ educational opportunities.

+ Scholarships

Financial aid for CTY’s academic programs and the four-year CTY Scholars program for high school students is available specifically for Baltimore families.


CTY/GAL Events – Get to Know Gifted

All sessions will feature a presentation from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) followed by a Q&A with the Gifted and Advanced Learning (GAL) office.

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The Challenge of Underchallenged Students

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6–8 p.m.

Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School
5001 East Eager Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

If students must be engaged in order to succeed, how can we motivate them outside of the classroom? Our introductory session will provide five tips and tools to help families academically challenge—and therefore engage—their children at home. Guidance includes everyday activities that you can implement immediately to support your child’s learning success. For parents only.

Baltimore Emerging Scholars

The Importance of Failure in the Learning Process

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6–8 p.m.

Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
100 North Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Failure can be deeply upsetting for kids, so how we as adults respond to failure is important. Together, we will read the inspiring picture book Beautiful Oops, in which mistakes become opportunities for creativity. We’ll also discuss how you can help your children see failure as a chance to grow and recognize their own resilience. For parents and students.

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Science is Everywhere: Affordable Activities

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6–8 p.m.

Gwynns Falls Elementary School
2700 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21216

Science is everywhere—including right at home! In this hands-on session, parents and students will circulate from one experiment to the next as they discover the science that happens both in and out of the laboratory. All of the featured activities are ones you can try at home for little or no cost. For parents and students.

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The Social-Emotional Side of Learning

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
6–8 p.m.

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School
100 East Heath Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Raising a child can be tough. Raising a gifted child can be tougher—especially one whose intellectual, physical, and emotional growth are not in sync. We will examine the common characteristics of advanced learners and help better equip families to raise a healthy, happy, and intellectually engaged child. For parents and students.