NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Last month, 89 students from Isaac E. Young Middle School took the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) to compete for entry into the Center for Talented Youth, a program run by Johns Hopkins University.
The school is proud to announce that 44 students made the cut for various programs.
"We are thrilled that so many students qualified for such a competitive program," said Dr. Tawanda Robinson, assistant principal at IEYMS. "Their success is a testament to the quality education provided throughout the school district, and the support and encouragement students receive from their families."
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. It offers bright students the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning.
While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program.
As many as 21 students qualified for summer academic programs, which include attending college-based classes and living on campus in one of several colleges around the country.
Fourteen students qualified for online courses and another nine for intensive study programs, which are college-based and three weeks long.
Martha Rodriguez, a counselor from IEYMS, coordinates the SCAT testing every year. Because fees for residential programs can be as high as $4,500, Rodriguez will work with families to secure financial aid from CTY for the programs and complete the necessary applications for course selections.