Archive for July, 2014

Johns Hopkins talent search is your ticket to recommended programs

July 27, 2014 Leave a comment

JHUCTYThis spring, I received a recommendation from a reader of this site for the summer programs run by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Unfortunately, when I called CTY for information, they said that their summer programs were open only to kids who had participated in their Talent Search program during the school year.

If you’d like to be eligible for future CTY programs, including academic summer programs held on university campuses across the country, you can enroll now in the 2014-15 Talent Search.

The CTY Talent Search is open to students in grades 2 to 8. It operates much like the Duke TIP talent search you may already be familiar with. (In fact, CTY was the regional talent search program that Duke TIP was modeled after.) Your child will need qualifying scores on a standardized test to enter the program. Once admitted to the CTY talent search, a student is able to take above-grade testing that provides greater insight into his or her academic standing. With qualifying scores on the above-grade testing, a child becomes eligible for CTY’s summer programs and online courses.

Both the talent search program and the above-grade testing have associated fees.

Teen film festival seeks submissions

July 2, 2014 Leave a comment

reel riotI just received a message from the team creating the High Museum of Art’s upcoming Reel Riot Film Festival, a showcase of films made by high-school students.

They’re accepting submissions from teen filmmakers through July 7, 2014. (I’m thinking that doesn’t leave enough time to create a new film, but if your budding director has something in the can, here’s a chance for them to be seen by a wider audience.)

Each entrant can submit up to three pieces.

The selected films will be shown at the High on July 31 at 9 p.m. The festival will be free and open to the public.