Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP)
One way Kent ISD supports Gifted and Talented students is by offering Kent ATYP
What is ATYP?
Kent ATYP is a highly accelerated Math or Language Arts program, providing students demonstrating unusual academic promise and passion for math or language arts an opportunity to study in greater depth and complexity, at a much faster pace, with like students of similar ability and age. It is based on the Johns Hopkins Talent Search model. Similar programs are also offered at Western Michigan University, Hope College, Michigan State University, and Central Michigan University. Kent ATYP was started in 1999 as a collaboration between Kent ISD and local districts seeking appropriate challenge for exceptional middle school students.