On Saturday, December 3, 35 BEAM students took the admissions test for Center for Talented Youth (CTY). CTY offers students three-week summer programs in math, science, English, and humanities, provided they score well either the math or verbal section of an admissions exam (the SCAT).
This week, we found out that an unprecedented 29 students passed the test, qualifying to take either math or verbal courses, or both! Next summer, they could take courses ranging from Discrete Math to Astronomy to Philosophy. CTY's summer programs normally cost about $4000, but their exemplary financial aid means that the median BEAM students pays only $100 to attend.
Congratulations to Crystal, Xavier, Ari, Gustavo, Stephanie, Luis, Dakota, Leny, Grace and 20 other students who have opened a door to the next opportunity! We are so proud of you all.