New online courses for young scholars

Registration is now open for two new online writing courses: STEAM Research Writing for students in grades 6 through 12 and Master Class 1: Writing, Editing and Publishing for students in grades 6 through 9—register by 9/10! Learn how to qualify for CTY programs through our Talent Search.


STEAM Research Writing
Grades 6-12

In this 30-week online course, students work under the guidance of CTY’s expert instructors and learn advanced research writing skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

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Master Class 1: Writing, Editing & Publishing
Grades 6-9

In this 16-week online course, students work with CTY’s expert instructors and their classmates to compose, critique, and refine their original writing and create a literary zine to publish and share their work.

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Advanced Learning That Fits Your Busy Schedule


CTY offers 170-plus online courses in flexible formats guided by expert instructors who specialize in teaching advanced concepts to bright elementary, middle, and high school students.

Our courses are offered year-round and are designed to enrich and accelerate your academically advanced learner in areas where they show the strongest abilities. CTY online courses are accredited, which is important if your child is seeking credit or placement at school.

Students must qualify for all of our courses through testing. Learn more about qualifying for CTY programs through our Talent Search.

Why should you choose CTY Online Programs?

1. Our instructors are tops.
While other online learning options might leave your child to work on their own, our instructors are subject matter experts who specialize in teaching advanced concepts to bright kids. They’ll communicate with your family before the course starts and provide support and individualized feedback along the way.

2. We have it all.
You can earn school credit! Some families work with schools to gain credit for their child’s work with CTY. CTY is accredited for students in grades K through 12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All CTY Online Programs AP courses are approved by the College Board, and select courses are approved by the NCAA.

3. We know bright kids.
CTY’s world-renowned courses for pre-college students are held year-round in a variety of formats and are available wherever you are. Don’t know where to start? We can work with you to determine which courses best suit your child’s interests and academic goals.

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