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Announcements: SCCPSS Students Continue to Qualify and Enroll in Duke Tip Programs in High Numbers


SCCPSS Students Continue to Qualify and Enroll in Duke Tip Programs in High Numbers 


Nearly 300 SCCPSS fourth through sixth graders enrolled in the Duke Tip Talent Search this year.  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.

The 276 4th – 6th grade students who enrolled this spring represent 21 elementary schools, 7 K8 schools and 9 middle schools across the district.  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.

In addition to the nearly 300 4th-6th grade students, 117 SCCPSS students have enrolled in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search.  The 7th Grade Talent Search focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of high-ability students, plus offers qualifying seventh grade students the opportunity to take college entrance exams alongside high school students.

95 of those 117 SCCPSS students participating in the 7th Grade talent search have taken either the SAT or ACT with 13 scoring high enough to receive state recognition and one scoring high enough to receive Grand recognition!  Talent Search participants in grades 5-12 can also elect to attend TIP's renowned residential programs, which challenge gifted students academically within a uniquely supportive social community. Duke TIP also offers gifted students a wide range of independent and distance learning courses.



Created at 4/20/2017 5:30 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 4/20/2017 5:30 PM  by Sheila Blanco