Academic Adventures

Spring 2020 Notice

All Academic Adventures courses, including those hosted by our partner sites, are canceled for the spring of 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. Please direct any questions you might have about our partner sites' courses to those institutions directly.

About Academic Adventures

Academic Adventures provide gifted students with a flexible and challenging academic enrichment option on Saturdays during the traditional school year. These in-depth, daylong courses are designed especially for gifted students who want to explore exciting topics at an accelerated pace.

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Courses include new and innovative subjects most schools can't offer.


Duke TIP's Academic Adventures are open to all fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who are enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. However, fourth graders are only eligible for the spring term.

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Sites and Terms

Find program dates and get details about TIP's three campuses, plus additional sites we partner with to run additional Academic Adventures.

Key Dates

2018 dates will be posted in December.