• Basic Information:

    The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are. Traditional testing often fails to measure the variation among many academically talented students who reach the upper limits of scoring on grade-level exams. Above-level testing at least two years above a student's current grade offers gifted students and their families a far better understanding of how the student compares to his or her gifted peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate.
    Students are identified based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. As part of the talent search enrollment, they are invited to take either the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as a seventh-grader which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, experts at Duke TIP have developed and compiled information to inspire academically talented young people to learn through exciting, stimulating and challenging educational opportunities to augment their capabilities. 
    Students will be notified via mail by September 15th if they are a qualifier.  If your student is a qualifier and would like to take part in our Academic Boot Camp, their permission slip is due Thursday, October 11th.
    If you would like to learn more about Duke TIP, please visit the website at https://tip.duke.edu/programs/7th-grade-talent-search.
    Attend study sessions!  They will be every Monday at 8:05 am during November (beginning November 15), December, and January in the upstairs flex space.  Stop by Mrs. Campbell's office to pick up a pass. 
    Access materials from ACT Brain Boot Camp here
    Access materials from SAT Brain Boot Camp here
    Access materials from the At Home Study TIPS here
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