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Gifted LearningLinks allows high ability students to:

  • Access advanced subject matter, including credit-bearing honors and AP® level courses
  • Learn at an accelerated pace anytime and anywhere
  • Receive personalized guidance from expert instructors
  • Engage online with peers from around the world

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Application Process & Deadlines

Applications are submitted using MyCTD, the online course application system.  You will be able to upload documentation in MyCTD and have access to the teacher recommendation link if necessary, once you have submitted your application. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are completed.  Incomplete applications do not "hold a spot" in the desired course.  

The Accelerated Summer Option (ASO) program welcomes applications from returning applicants as well as new scores and portfolio applicants. Before beginning the online application, determine which type of applicant you are based on the descriptions below.

Returning Applicant - Please read description carefully. Applicants must make sure they are qualified to apply as a returning applicant.

You are a returning applicant if you are in grade 6 through grade 12 and you meet both of the following criteria: 

  • You have successfully completed a CTD course through the  Summer Program or Online Program at the  Indigo Tier within the previous twenty-four months. 
  • You are now applying for an Accelerated Summer Option course with the same qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science) as a CTD course you previously completed.

New Scores Applicant
You are a new scores applicant if you are in grade 6 through grade 12 and you meet either one of the following criteria:

  • You have not attended any CTD program for the past two years and you have qualifying test scores (Verbal, Math or Science) for your desired course that are no more than two years old.
  • You have previously attended a course with the Summer Program or Online Program, but you are now applying for a course with a different qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science) and you have qualifying test scores. 

New Portfolio Applicant

You are a portfolio applicant if you are in grade 6 through grade 12 and the following is applicable to you:

  • You do not have qualifying test scores because you have either:

             1) never taken the required above-grade-level test

OR

             2) taken this type of test but not achieved a qualifying score.

 An Admission Portfolio includes the following documents:

  • Required: one teacher recommendation form indicating that the student is performing 1½ to 2 years above grade level in the subject area of the course to which the student is applying. 
  • Required: most recent grade report or transcript indicating exceptional performance in the subject area of the course to which the student is applying. 
  • If available: most recent state testing report (e.g. NWEA/MAP) or any results of a grade-level test.

Please note that students may apply to Accelerated Summer Option courses based on the grade they will be going into in the fall.

Applications are processed and reviewed by Admissions staff when all necessary documentation has been provided through the applicant's MyCTD account. 

It can take up to a week for our staff to first review newly submitted applications as well as any documentation provided to complete an application later. Until our staff has verified the documents it will not yet be reflected in what you see in MyCTD.  We kindly ask you to not call nor email our office to confirm receipt of documentation or application items within a week of submitting them.

It may take 2 to 4 weeks for an admissions decision to be made once the application is complete.  You will recieve an email once an admissions decision has been made.

Important Dates

Students submitting complete applications by May 28 will have access to their courses on June 1. Students with incomplete applications or who submit applications after May 28 will have course access on June 15. The end date for all ASO students remains August 17.

Eligibility

To qualify for Indigo Tier  Accelerated Summer Option Courses, students must be in grade 6 through 12 and must also provide one of the following:

  • Qualifying score on an above grade-level assessment in the required qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science) for the desired course.
  • Student may use PSAT 8/9, ACT or SAT results taken as an above level test.  Specific test scores are available in the course descriptions visible via the Explore Courses tool.
  • 10th and 11th grade students may use on-level ACT  or SAT test results with the higher required scores.
  • Successful past completion of a CTD course, with the same qualifying subject area (Verbal, Math or Science)  at the Indigo Tier within the past two years.
  • Submission of a portfolio application, consisting of a teacher recommendation and the student’s most recent report card demonstrating that the student is performing exceptionally well in the qualifying subject area. 
  • Students from India, UAE, Kuwait or Singapore who have tested with ASSET Talent Search may be able to apply as new students with qualifying test scores.

Prerequisites and Graded Writing Sample

Many courses require additional prerequisites for admission, listed at the beginning of the course description. Any student applying to a course with a prerequisite must submit documentation showing the prerequisite has been met unless CTD already has such information from previous applications, or if the prerequisite has been met via a CTD course.
 
Evidence that the writing sample has been assessed for academic purposes can be provided on the writing sample itself or by submitting an accompanying rubric or other feedback that is clearly tied to the writing sample.  Providing an ungraded writing sample will result in a delay of the application being deemed complete and may cause an applicant to miss out on a class that fills to capacity.
 

See CTD Eligibility for more details.

Fees, Financial Aid & Withdrawals

Tuition fees for ASO 2019

Early application tuition discount of $50 through June 5, 2019
  • $1125 Two credit courses
  • $1175 AP® two credit courses
  • $725 One credit courses
  • $750 AP® one credit courses
Tuition after June 5, 2019
  • $1175 Two credit courses
  • $1225 AP® two credit courses
  • $775 One credit courses
  • $800 AP® one credit courses

 Withdrawal Policy

  • Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made in writing before the course begins. E-mail requests should be sent to CTD-admissions@northwestern.edu.
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • Withdrawals that occur after the course start date, but before the 21st day, are refunded 50% of the tuition, less the processing fee.
  • After the 21st day (including orientation and late starts) no refunds may be granted.  
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to appear in the account from which they were paid depending on the type of account and the billing cycle.

 

Financial Aid

CTD offers need-based financial aid awarded as requests are received. Families are encouraged to apply early because the amount of aid available is limited. Please see the Financial Aid page for details. 

  • The deadline to complete a financial aid application for Accelerated Summer Options programs is May 31st, 2019.
  • It is imperative that you complete the financial aid application as soon as possible as it may take FACTS up to ten days to process your information.
  • If you have previously completed a FACTS application for CTD you must still begin with the current link in the application confirmation email for this year’s program.  You will be able to link your FACTS account to this new FACTS information.  You may need to update financial information.
  • If you experience difficulties with the FACTS process please call the FACTS helpline at 866-412-4637.

Course Environment

Students will work independently, guided by an instructor providing rigorous coursework and feedback.

Students should be active learners, able to learn without face-to-face interaction, communicate regularly and meet academic and technical challenges.

While courses are designed for flexible pacing, students must be able to dedicate up to 30 hours per week for timely completion. Gifted and high ability students who enroll in one-credit honors elective or AP® courses should plan to spend 10 to 15 hours per week working on class assignments, and those who enroll in two-credit honors or AP® courses should expect to spend 20 to 30 hours per week working on class assignments. Because of the intensive nature of ASO courses, families of ASO students are encouraged to explore the pacing guide provided at the beginning of each course together and work with enrolled students to allocate sufficient time for study in the student’s and family’s summer schedule.

The ability to manage deadlines, stay focused and persevere will be essential to a successful experience.

Students must be able to work at an accelerated pace.

If the course requires a proctor for assessments:

Each student must identify someone to serve as a proctor, someone impartial to facilitate the testing process.  The proctor must be an adult but cannot be a family member, close family friend, member of another student’s family or a student’s tutor.  Proctors are most often someone on the staff at the student’s school or at a local library. Proctors are expected to print out the exam, administer it in a quiet place, scan it, either with a scanner or digital/smartphone photography, and email images electronically for grading.

Program Orientation

  • Acceptance notifications are sent via e-mail upon receipt of a completed application.
  • 24 - 48 hours prior to the course start date, students receive login information allowing them to gain access to the learning management system (LMS), Schoology, which houses GLL courses.
  • Course access begins on the official start date.
  • The GLL experience starts with a virtual online orientation for all new students (returning students are welcome to repeat the orientation).
  • Syllabi, assignments, timelines, discussion boards, links and more are found on the course site, which is available 24/7.
  • Primary communication with the course instructor and/or classmates occurs within the learning management system.  Depending on the nature of the subject matter and student preferences, instructors may use additional tools including, but not limited to, discussion boards, the phone, and online class meetings.
  • ASO courses utilize the same textbooks as their full-term counterparts, available through the CTD online bookstore.
  • Students will receive one or two high school credits upon successful completion of the course. Students who are unable to complete their coursework in nine weeks, but have made significant progress in the course, may apply for and purchase up to three one-month extensions ($100 each month).  Students should contact their instructor for further information.
  • Students who would like to start a course in the summer but who would like a less intensive pace can also choose from regular (non-ASO) one and two semester courses with summer start dates.

Evaluations

A transcript will be mailed to the student following completion of the course. Due to the compacted nature of the program, narrative evaluations will not be available. Students will receive one high school credit for each semester successfully completed with a grade of C- or better.

As an accredited institution, CTD issues credits to students successfully completing honors and AP® courses. However, acceptance of CTD credits is a local school decision. Students should discuss this option with their academic counselor or school administrator.

For Schools

Gifted LearningLinks offers special group tuition rates to schools, regional and state education agencies, gifted parent groups, and homeschooling organizations that sign up five or more students.

GLL’s online learning platform allows local teachers, gifted coordinators, or counselors to communicate with their students and monitor their progress and grades in credit-bearing courses, making GLL courses easy to integrate with in-school learning. 

Schools and groups may apply for a School Group Code, which allows students to bypass the payment section of an application.

For more information on how schools can partner with Gifted LearningLinks, visit our Partner Opportunities page.

Technical Requirements

  •  Students need access to a stable internet connection and updated web browser.
  • Participation in “live” online sessions may require a computer microphone or headset.
  • While iPads and tablet computers may be sufficient for most coursework, some web tools and/or websites may require the use of a computer or laptop.

Courses

AP® Physics C: Mechanics (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

This one credit course provides a detailed study of classical mechanics including Newton’s Laws of motion, energy, linear and angular momentum, motion and rotation, solving a variety of challenging problems and is designed for students with prior physics experience and interested in majoring in a technical science in college.

Prerequisites: One year of high school Physics and Calculus AB

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Calculus AB (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

AP® Calculus AB includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative and its applications, and the integral and its applications.  A graphing calculator is required.

Notes:

  • A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT M ≥550 OR ACT M ≥22 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT M ≥740 OR ACT M ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

AP® Chemistry (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Topics include the structure of matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibriums, chemical kinetics, and the basic concepts of thermodynamics. A combination of hands-on and virtual labs builds understanding of concepts as students conduct both quantitative and qualitative analyses of data. Additional lab fee of $60 is required and non-refundable.

PREREQUISITES: One year of high school Chemistry and Algebra II

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 + SAT M ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 + ACT M ≥22 OR ACT S ≥23 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 + SAT M ≥740 OR ACT R ≥32 + ACT M ≥30 OR ACT S ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

AP® Economics: Micro (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

The purpose of the course is to give students a thorough understanding of the principals of economics that apply to the economics of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. The primary emphasis is on the nature and function of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of the government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.  This course prepares students to take the AP Economics: Microeconomics exam in May (students must register for the exam with a local school).

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

AP® Psychology (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Understand various theories of behavior and cognition, participate in research exercises, and study the current practices of psychology in various contexts. The course culminates in an experiment that includes the collection, interpretation, and evaluation of data.

Prerequisites: a graded writing sample

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

  • Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 
  • On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 
  • If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 
  • All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

Algebra I Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Topics include understanding expressions, equations and functions, solving inequalities and graphing equations and functions.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT M ≥550 OR ACT M ≥22 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT M ≥740 OR ACT M ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

Geometry Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Study deductive reasoning and mathematical proofs of all types and gain an understanding of the mathematics of shapes.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Note: Students will need a TI-84 calculator.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT M ≥550 OR ACT M ≥22 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT M ≥740 OR ACT M ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Topics include inequalities, polynomial equations, rational expressions, complex numbers, exponents, logarithms, statistics, probability, matrices, and an introduction to basic trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT M ≥550 OR ACT M ≥22 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT M ≥740 OR ACT M ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

Pre-Calculus Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Solve application problems involving functions, from linear to trigonometric, and add vectors, sequences, series, and matrices to your mathematical skill set.

Prerequisites: Algebra II/Trigonometry and Geometry

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT M ≥550 OR ACT M ≥22 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT M ≥740 OR ACT M ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Mathematics
Location
Online

Biology Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Take an in-depth look at the fundamental characteristics of living organisms and learn about the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method. Experiment using hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences.

Notes:

  • May be used as a lab science for IMSA and other selective high school applications.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 + SAT M ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 + ACT M ≥22 OR ACT S ≥23 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 + SAT M ≥740 OR ACT R ≥32 + ACT M ≥30 OR ACT S ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

Chemistry Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Using hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences, study key topics, analyze data, draw conclusions and report results. Scientific method, chemical foundations, compositions and reactions, modern atomic theory and electrochemistry are among the topics covered.

Notes:

  • Additional lab fee of $60 is required
  • May be used as a lab science for IMSA and other selective high school applications.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 + SAT M ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 + ACT M ≥22 OR ACT S ≥23 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 + SAT M ≥740 OR ACT R ≥32 + ACT M ≥30 OR ACT S ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

Physics Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Apply the universal principles of physics, gain an appreciation of mathematics, and develop your understanding of the major concepts via hands-on experiments, virtual simulations, and investigations. Study Newtonian physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and early modern physics.

Notes:

  • May be used as a lab science for IMSA and other selective high school applications.

Prerequisites: Algebra II

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 + SAT M ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 + ACT M ≥22 OR ACT S ≥23 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 + SAT M ≥740 OR ACT R ≥32 + ACT M ≥30 OR ACT S ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

 

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

Effective Essay Writing (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Essay writing, class assignments, and college applications all demand planning, preparation, and practice. Learn the structure and purpose of essays by reading and analyzing a variety of well-constructed pieces as well as writing and critiquing your own.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
English & Language Arts
Location
Online

Great Battles: 490BC - 1991(ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

“All warfare is based on deception.” –Sun Tzu

An overview of great battles and their significance on world and military history. Students will study selected battles with respect to background, leaders, armies, the events of the battle itself, and discuss the impact of the conflict on military history and the world in general.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

Pre-Med: Behavioral Science & Psychology (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

The medical field has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years, and this is reflected in the exam content of the MCAT exam for admission to medical school.  One of the four sections of the MCAT exam involves the psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior that includes a focus on both psychology and sociology. This course focuses on the key psychological, sociological, and biological concepts that are important for success in medical school and other careers related to the health as well as statistical methods and analysis. Each of these exciting disciplines will be explored from the perspective of health professionals.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Science
Location
Online

Psychology: Human Relationships & Technology (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Can society and institutions, and schools in particular, step back from technology use and what are the implications? Discover the influence technology has on the individual and society in general. A fast-growing area in psychology, students will grapple with the impact of today’s “connected” environment on their brains and relationships.

How wired are your relationships today? This course examines relationships and technology. Gain an understanding of how the world of social media has changed how we interact with each and how we can become more disconnected than ever. Technology allows humans to multi-task. Find out if you can be a “supertasker” with technology. Technology is changing our brains and psychological disorders such as iDisorder- find out how the study of psychology is changing with life online. Learn about the future of psychology and technology and examine what our lives and relationships may look like in the future.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Test (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 + SAT M ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 + ACT M ≥22 OR ACT S ≥23 

·      On-level Test (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 + SAT M ≥740 OR ACT R ≥32 + ACT M ≥30 OR ACT S ≥30 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

The Other Side of the Lens: Intro to Photography (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Users share an average of 70 million of photos on Instagram each day. Go beyond the selfie to learn creative photographic skills and processes, including terms and techniques specific to professional digital photography. Students will build portfolios of work while they explore the artistry and technology of modern photography. New cohorts begin throughout the year.

Requirements: Smart phones

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 1 Semester

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

U.S. History Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Learn about American history from early exploration and colonization to contemporary times. Discover how the United States evolved and what makes it unique in the world.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online

World History Honors (ASO)

June 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Description

Explore recurring themes of the human experience common to civilizations around the globe, from ancient to modern day. Multimedia resources, primary source documents and other tools provide the opportunity for in-depth study.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 2 Semesters

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

·      Above-grade-level Tests: (taken in or before the 9th grade year): SAT R ≥28 OR SAT EBRW  ≥550 OR ACT R ≥22 

·      On-level Tests: (taken in the 10th or 11th grade year): SAT EBRW ≥700 OR ACT R ≥32 

·      If test scores are not available, or do not meet the criteria, students are welcome to apply via Admission Portfolio. 

·      All CTD Courses are assigned to an eligibility tier with designated admission criteria. For more information please visit the CTD Eligibility page.

View a sample syllabus here.

Program
GLL Accelerated Summer Option
Subject Area
Arts & Humanities
Location
Online
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