Duke TIP

What is the Talent Search?

Each year the 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ abilities truly are and what level of educational challenge is appropriate. As part of their talent search enrollment, Duke TIP will register eligible seventh graders to take either the ACT (no Writing) or SAT as an above-level test. This allows students to have greater insight into their abilities and it gives them the opportunity to preview a college entrance exam. We also provide students with other valuable benefits and enrichment resources designed specifically for academically talented youth.

We provide helpful hints and resources, as well as printable invitation templates, for you to use when introducing our program to your students and their families. Fee grants are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.Smiling student

Thank you for all that you do for gifted students. Without your invaluable assistance, we would not be able to support academically talented students with the programs they need in order to realize their full potential.

Enrollment begins August 1 of each year.