An instructor with two students in an engineering class at Duke TIP's Academic Adventures.

To be eligible for Academic Adventures, students must:

  • be enrolled in Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
  • be in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade when applying

Fall term

Due to the timing of the application for the fall term, students interested in the fall program must have enrolled in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by June 30, 2018. As a result:

  • only current fifth and sixth graders who enrolled in a prior academic year are eligible for the fall term
  • the first opportunity to attend Academic Adventures for students enrolling in this academic year is the spring term

Student qualities

In addition, applicants should be ready to embark on an academic challenge designed for gifted students that will test their abilities and inspire their creativity. They should be excited about a day packed full of learning and have the maturity and focus to embrace that challenge.

Academic Adventures give fourth, fifth, and sixth graders the opportunity to explore fascinating subjects not found elsewhere, deepen their knowledge of a favorite field, and meet other gifted students. Courses cover a range of subjects and are offered by Duke TIP at three different college campuses, as well as at partner locations across the country.