Duke TIP Announces 38th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

For Immediate ReleaseKaty Munger
(919) 668-9153 kmunger@tip.duke.edu

DURHAM, NC—The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is pleased to announce that its thirty-eighth annual 7th Grade Talent Search is now enrolling eligible students. TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search invites academically advanced students in the seventh grade to take college entrance exams (the ACT or SAT) alongside students in high school. Taking an above-grade level test like the ACT or SAT helps these students identify their academic strengths and TIP provides insight into how best to interpret and use these results. Students who participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search also receive special resources that open doors for exploration into academic and collegiate possibilities, have access to advanced learning opportunities that engage and develop their talents, and are celebrated for their academic accomplishments through different forms of recognition.

Since 1980, Duke TIP has served nearly 3 million gifted students with a variety of programs and benefits. While many qualifying students hear about their TIP eligibility through their school, some schools may not be aware of the program. For this reason, students can enroll in the talent search directly via the Duke TIP website if they qualify. In general, students who score at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test are eligible to join Duke TIP. For more on the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search, including whether or not your child qualifies to participate, please visit tip.duke.edu/7gts.

Shawna Young, Executive Director of Duke TIP, says of this year’s talent search, "We are very proud of our 2018–2019 students. They have worked hard to develop their academic talent. We look forward to celebrating their achievements and providing the programs and resources they need to reach their full potential.”

In addition to supporting gifted students, Duke TIP provides parents and educators with research-based information about giftedness as well as publications and other resources that help families learn more about the opportunities and challenges academically talented students often face.


About TIP: Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. Nearly three million students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980. TIP’s talent identification, academic, and research programs now serve as worldwide models for the education of gifted students. For more on Duke TIP, please visit www.tip.duke.edu.