4th–6th Grade Talent Search

TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search

Participants in Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search discover and explore their talents and interests through a variety of academic enrichment activities; gain a deeper understanding of their potential by taking the optional PSAT 8/9 as an above-level test; develop their critical and creative thinking skills by embracing the many activities, contests, and opportunities for learning provided by the program; and are recognized for their accomplishments. Enrolling in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search enables students to apply for TIP’s online and residential educational programs, where they become part of a community of gifted peers who celebrate learning.

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Eligibility

Students qualify for Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level standardized test.

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For Educators

Are you an educator? Our For Educators section includes all the information and tools you need to start identifying and notifying your students.

Key Dates

February 10, 2018

PSAT 8/9 test date

February 11, 2018

PSAT 8/9 test date

February 24, 2018

PSAT 8/9 inclement weather test date (if necessary)

February 25, 2018

PSAT 8/9 inclement weather test date (if necessary)

March 15, 2018

Writing Contest winners announced

March 15, 2018

Illustration Contest prompt released

Students qualify for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Once enrolled, for a onetime fee, they receive access to benefits until the end of sixth grade, including optional above-level testing; enrichment activities like the book club, writing and illustration contest, and specialized publications; and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.