Duke TIP

Get Started

Use this page in conjunction with the educator tool kit to coordinate the talent search at your school.

Step 1: Prepare

Before you get started, we suggest perusing this site to learn about talent search benefits, considerations for testing, and the enrollment process.

Step 2: Select

Identify your eligible students using recent qualifying test scores. Choose the name of your qualifying test and then review the score requirements.

Step 3: Notify

Deliver the exciting news to families! We've made it easy with an invitation template in English or Spanish. We have also provided you with a PowerPoint presentation (helpful notes included) that describes our talent search in detail, as well as an excellent short video explaining the value of taking an above-level test as part of the talent search. Feel free to use this presentation in parent meetings. All of these items can be found in the tool kit.

Step 4: Enroll

Families enroll directly, but may need your encouragement to take part. Encourage families to enroll online (for a quicker response) or to submit a paper application. See our calendar for deadlines. There are fee grants, which are available to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs.