Who Can Apply?
Students qualify for Summer Challenge by scoring in the 95th percentile or higher on the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) or a recent (September 1, 2011 or later) nationally normed standardized aptitude or achievement test. Students may use verbal, math or composite scores to qualify. Please note that students planning to take Math Topics must have a qualifying Math score.
All students new to the program must submit current qualifying scores. (Students who qualified last year do not need to re-submit test scores for Summer Challenge). The minimum scores for the most commonly submitted tests are posted below.
Participation in a nationally recognized talent search (such as the Johns Hopkins Talent Search) or placement in a recognized gifted school program will also serve to qualify a student for our program.
In considering application to this program, parents need to consider their child’s willingness to participate. There is a fine line between encouraging children to overcome natural and normal apprehensions about a new experience and forcing them into a situation for which they are not yet ready. No matter how enthusiastic parents may be about the program, we do not recommend enrolling children who are strongly reluctant to attend.