Program Overviews and Dates

 

TIP Programs Overview

(Program summaries appear below this table. You can also click on any highlighted program in the table below to visit its section on this website for even more details.)

Face to Face Programming

 

Grade Range

Dates

Academic Adventures

4, 5, 6

Saturdays during academic year, fall and spring terms

CRISIS

5, 6

June, July

Field Studies

9, 10, 11, 12

June, July

Scholar Weekends

7, 8, 9, 10, 11

fall and spring terms

Summer Studies

7, 8, 9, 10

June, July

Online Programming

eInvestigators

4, 5, 6

fall, spring, summer

eStudies

7, 8, 9, 10, 11

summer (prep begins in spring)

Lumin Lab, Teacher’s Workshop, Book Club

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

year-round

Program Descriptions

For more information on any of these programs, please follow the appropriate link to explore the detailed program section on this website.

Academic Year Programs

Students attend one- or two-day advanced courses in the fall or spring, working with their peers to explore academic interests in a brief but in-depth exploration of exciting subjects not found in typical schools.

Locations: Duke University, Queens University of Charlotte (NC), and Rollins College (FLA)

Student grade level: 4–6 for Academic Adventures; 7–11 for Scholar Weekends

CRISIS

This week-long residential program uses a problem-based learning model: students collaborate to respond to a hypothetical community crisis, supporting each other in curricular and co-curricular growth.

Locations: Agnes Scott College (GA), Belmont University (TN), Eckerd College (FLA), Meredith College (NC), Southwestern University (TX)

Student grade level: 5–6

eInvestigators

eInvestigators is a month-long program that takes place throughout the year that encourages students to solve a “case” by using investigative reasoning, research skills, and knowledge. Using leading edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Instructor to collect clues, analyze evidence, and propose their solution theories.

Location: Online

Student grade level: 4–6

eStudies

Within an engaging online learning environment,TIP students connect with one another and pursue advanced learning in exciting topics under the direction of an expert Instructor over the course of seven weeks.

Location: Online

Student grade level: 7–11

Field Studies

These two-week, hands-on academic experiences for older TIP students are led by field professionals in campus settings and on-site at research facilities.   

Locations: Duke University, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL), PARI Observatory (Rosman, NC)

Student grade level: 9–12

Summer Studies

Intense, advanced level three-week summer courses designed to allow gifted students to study an area of interest in depth, balanced with vibrant cocurricular activities that together create a seamless and supportive learning environment.

Locations: Appalachian State University (NC), Austin College (TX), Davidson College (NC), Duke University, Duke University Marine Lab (NC), Georgia Tech University, Louisiana State University, Rice University (TX), Rollins College (FLA), Trinity University (TX), University of Georgia, Wake Forest University (NC), 

Student grade level: 7–10