After completing a course, each student receives a performance evaluation (except in GLL family courses or Accelerated Weekend Experience courses). The evaluation includes a rubric rating the student’s skills in core areas, comments on the student’s work in class and recommendations for future study. Evaluations are sent to families via e-mail.
Students in graded courses receive a letter grade and credit-bearing courses include amount of credit earned through Center for Talent Development. For all credit-bearing courses at CTD, a grade of C- or better is considered successful completion.
Students in credit-bearing courses may request that CTD send their performance evaluation and an official transcript to their school by indicating this on the program application. Additional transcripts (for college applications, scholarships, etc.) may be requested for a fee using the Transcript Request Form, which is available on the CTD website. View individual program pages to access specific transcript forms.
The CTD transcript reflects all courses taken at CTD and all grades and credit earned, if applicable.
Students in enrichment and enrichment intensive courses typically do not require transcripts, since no grades or credit are awarded. Still, students may request that CTD send an official transcript to their school.
Students receive a course syllabus by the first day of class. The syllabus provides the course description, essential questions, learning objectives and an overview of course activities. For the Summer Program, syllabi are in development until just prior to the first day of class, and most syllabi are not available until then.
CTD is accredited as a supplementary school through the North Central Association Commission on School Improvement (NCA CASI) and, for GLL courses, the NCAA. Students who complete an honors-level or AP designated course with a grade of C or better may be eligible to receive one or two semesters of high school credit through CTD, depending on the course. Please see course descriptions for the amount of credit offered in a course.
Acceptance of credit(s) at a student’s academic year school depends on that school’s institutional policy about the recognition of credit from outside institutions. Students who wish to receive credit from their school for a CTD course should discuss this option with their academic counselor or school administrator before applying to CTD.
CTD recommends that students who plan to seek placement or credit at the academic year school for CTD coursework do the following:
Participants in Civic Education Project (CEP) courses may receive between 25 and 100 hours of service-learning credit towards school or extracurricular requirements. CEP is willing to complete specific forms required for students to earn service hours; contact the CEP office for assistance.