Study of Exceptional Talent (SET)
SET's primary function is as a counseling service to its members -- outstanding students not yet ready to enter colleges and universities, but who are also not well served by the typical middle or high school curriculum. As SET members enter college, graduate school, and the work force, SET continues to be a resource for them; and they in turn become resources for younger SET members.
Qualifying for SET
Students qualify for SET by scoring at least 700 on either the Math or Critical Reading section of the SAT Reasoning Test before age 13.
(Students who take the SAT after their 13th birthday may qualify for SET by scoring an additional 10 points above 700 for each month after their 13th birthday.)
Benefits of Joining SET
SET members receive SET's publications, as well as individual educational counseling from the SET staff if requested. SET members may join the members-only online community of Cogito.org, to connect with other exceptionally gifted students across the country and around the world. Learn more about SET's services here.
Bainbridge Island students Tarkan Al-Kazily and Noah Levine became SET members in middle school. They are now Juniors in high school. The SET newsletter provides updates on SET members and introduces new SET members to the community. It is interesting to see what these exceptional students are doing. Popular activities include commitment to a specific sport, advanced studies in music, participation in academic clubs and competitions (hi-lited in yellow here), and practical and creative applications of skills through projects in the STEM fields and also in the arts.