Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University has been accredited as a Nonpublic-Supplementary school by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) since April 1, 1994. NCA CASI is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and has more than 100 years of experience in improving educational quality. In 2006, AdvancEd assumed oversight of the the accreditation process and now manages the external review and continuous improvement reporting process.
In addition, Gifted LearningLinks, CTD's online program, is approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which enables student athletes to participate in GLL courses and earn high school credit.
Accreditation not only means Center for Talent Development adheres to high quality standards; it also means CTD can grant academic credit for the rigorous high school courses offered through Gifted LearningLinks, the Saturday Enrichment Program and the Summer Program. While an individual school’s acceptance of credit from an outside institution depends on the school’s policies, a discussion with a school counselor or administrator before beginning the course can answer any questions regarding the transferability of credit.
To learn more about what accreditation means, please visit the AdvancEd website.