IAAY Talent Search Seeks Country's Best, BrightestThe Johns Hopkins University is once again seeking this country's brightest second through eighth-grade students to participate in the university's Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth Talent Search. The IAAY Talent Search recognizes and serves students who demonstrate extremely high mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities.
Schools distribute applications and brochures to qualified students, or parents may contact IAAY directly for an application.
Students registered for the Hopkins Talent Search then take an above-grade-level test, which more fully reveals the extent of the student's academic abilities. For example, seventh and eighth graders take the SAT that most high school seniors take for college admissions, or they have the option of taking the new computerized version of the SAT, which adjusts to the students abilities and is available only to Talent Search students.
Talent Search participants receive a score report, score interpretations and educational planning materials. Students in grades five and above receive a certificate of participation, and the very top-scoring students are honored at state awards ceremonies. In addition, IAAY offers a variety of educational opportunities to qualified students, which help them develop their academic talents. These include summer academic programs held on college campuses on the east and west coasts, distance education courses and one-day conferences.
Deadlines for application to the Talent Searches are in October and November. For more information on Talent Search and other services offered by the Institute, please call 410-516-0278, or browse our web pages, starting at http://www.jhu.edu/~gifted/. Brochures and applications for the Talent Searches may be ordered on-line by both parents and schools.
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