Resources for Students
National Society for the Gifted
The National Society
for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) is a not-for-profit
foundation created to honor and encourage gifted and
talented children and youth. It is committed to
acknowledging and supporting the needs of G/T children
and youth by providing recognition of their significant
academic and artistic accomplishments and access to
educational resources and advanced learning
opportunities directly related to their interest and
For information, contact 800-572-6748 or
Center for Talented
Youth / Johns Hopkins University
students of the highest academic ability through its
talent search and offers them challenging educational
opportunities that develop the intellect, encourage
achievement, and nurture social development.
or phone 410-735-4100.
For information, access
New from CTY is Cognito.
Imagine a place where a teenage Stephen Hawking could
have sparred with Einstein over physics, or where an
eighth-grade science fair project could be an in-road to
to be that place. Developed by CTY, with generous
support from the
John Templeton Foundation
and others, Cogito.org is a home for the most promising
young mathematicians and scientists from both the U.S.
and around the world.
The College Board
conducts the PSAT and SAT college entrance examinations,
and is also responsible for Advanced Placement course
monitoring and testing for college credit. Online,
students may register for the SAT and SAT IIs, prepare
for the SAT and conduct an extensive collage search.
Various tools to help students plan for college are
An alternate college entrance exam is the ACT. Most
colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores for entrance
considerations. The ACT includes tests in English,
math, reading, and science, with an optional test in