Skip to main content

Explore, Discover, Excel | Enroll in CTD Summer Programs for Students, Families, or Educators!

Online Programs

Engaging and Personalized Online Learning That Offers Challenge and Choice

A Student-Centered Online Classroom

You have a lot of choices for online learning. You want a virtual learning experience that sparks interest and curiosity and helps students build their skills as independent learners. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) Online Program provides an experience that draws on decades of experience in gifted education, offers challenge and choice, and lets students explore subjects or move at a pace that isn't always available in a traditional school environment.

Intentional Course Design. Expert Instruction.

Unlike so-called "click and next" online classes, CTD's Online Program courses are designed and led by expert instructors who provide personalized guidance, feedback, and one-on-one attention. Learn more about our approach to online learning, and our various online program models.

The CTD Online Program offers:

  • A wide variety of enrichment and accelerated courses
  • Flexible pacing, which allows students to fit course work into their busy schedules
  • Opportunities to collaborate and connect with other advanced learners from around the world

In addition to online courses, CTD offers residential and day camp summer programs and leadership and service-learning programs.

CTD At Home (4:45)
History of Success

Decades of Experience

Remote learning isn’t new to us. It’s been part of CTD's programming for almost 40 years, starting with correspondence by mail courses. Now, as experts in online learning, we offer high-quality education—whether virtual learning is a choice or a requirement.

You can’t always get to the class. But the class can come to you. Our online courses help students find their path from anywhere in the world. Learn more about our approach.

View courses by type

Enrichment Courses

Explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary topics and core curriculum subjects. CTD provides high-quality enrichment for kids and adults to engage in together and deep explorations of core content for school-age students to do independently.

student reading on train
Leadership & Service-Learning Courses

Leadership Intensive Online
(Grades 7-10)

Build leadership skills through reflective learning opportunities and come away with a deeper understanding of your strengths and talents. 

Learn More

View courses by grade level

Learning That Challenges and Inspires


“This was my first ever online course, and it was one of the most stimulating, inspiring, and educational courses I have ever had the pleasure of taking."
- CTD Student


Enroll in CTD Programs

Once you have found the program and course for you, we’d love for you to apply. Learn more about the application and admissions process for our various courses. 


female teacher with elementary school boy working together on ipad

Teach Online with CTD

CTD's Online Programs are where dedicated, creative, and passionate teachers work with children of all ages who are ready to learn. Your enthusiasm meets their excitement, and your expertise can shape their lives. If you want to make a difference, come teach at CTD.

Learn More

“What's so amazing about teaching online is I feel I finally get to do individualized teaching and instruction." -CTD Instructor


Find the Best Online Course For Your Student

Dozens of subjects. Hundreds of courses. Countless experiences.

2023 © Northwestern University Center for Talent Development