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Duke University Talent Identification Program

Next Duke TIP Selection round: Fall 2016

The 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically qualified students and invites them to complete college entrance examinations (SAT or ACT) alongside high-school students. Students are formally recognized for their test scores, provided with detailed information about their abilities, and introduced to a network of academic opportunities and resources. LMS students are automatically identified by the school counselor in 7th grade and will receive an invitation to participate. Participation is optional and requires a fee.

From the Duke TIP website...

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.

Children with advanced intellectual and academic abilities continually perplex and challenge educators and parents, and schools may not have the resources and staff to adequately provide for the academic challenges, and social and emotional support that gifted children require. Duke TIP is committed to serving this unique group of students by providing services and programs beyond what is offered in the classroom to meet the individual needs of gifted children.

For a variety of reasons, many gifted children simply do not reach their full potential. Exceptionally bright students often go unrecognized because they hide their talents, underachieve, or exhibit behavioral problems. In addition, a disproportionately large number of minority students, youngsters from families where English is not the primary spoken language in the home, and children from less affluent families are at risk for not being identified as gifted.

Qualifying fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students may participate in Duke TIP's 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and may take advantage of its optional above-level testing. The 7th Grade Talent Search, which focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of high-ability students, offers qualifying seventh grade students the opportunity to take college entrance exams alongside high school students. Many 7th Grade Talent Search participants go on to earn exceptionally high scores.

Duke TIP offers a wide array of services to students at critical points in their education. Duke TIP enjoys a long history of supporting and extending local efforts to better understand, motivate, enrich, and academically challenge the brightest students in our nation.

For more information about Duke TIP programs, contact Duke TIP at (919) 668-9100 or download an overview of programs and services.

Physical Address: 104 Redland Road | Landrum, SC 29356
Phone: (864) 457-2629 | Fax: (864) 457-5372
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