Duke TIP

How to Get Started

We look forward to working with you this year. You are a critical member of the identification and support process for gifted students, and we appreciate your willingness to offer this valuable educational opportunity to students.

1. Prepare

Before you get started, we suggest perusing this site to learn about talent search benefits, considerations for testing, and the enrollment process. You can also review the 7th Grade Talent Search Coordinator's Guide and PowerPoint presentation.

2. Select

Identify your eligible students using recent test scores. Choose the name of your qualifying test in 7th Grade Qualifying and then review the qualifying score requirements.

3. Notify

Deliver the exciting news to families! We've made it easy with downloadable letter templates in English or Spanish and brochures in English or Spanish.

4. Enroll

Encourage families to enroll online or to submit their paper applications by the deadlines. Check our calendar.

Note: To assist your student families there are fee grants, which are available to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs.