There are only two criteria students must meet to attend CRISIS:
- They must be in the fifth or sixth grade at the time they apply.
- They must be a member of TIP's 4th–6th Grade Talent Search.
Joining TIP to apply to CRISIS
If you are are not a member of the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search, you should first first determine whether your child is eligible, then get started by enrolling. You will receive confirmation of your Talent Search enrollment within two business days, allowing you to proceed with your CRISIS application.
First time away from home
The highly structured nature of CRISIS is ideal for families whose students may be attending a residential program for the first time. Parents participate in arrival-day events, and TIP maintains a special blog where CRISIS parents can check in daily to read about program activities and see photos.
Learn more about the programming, schedule, staffing, and other details in the Program Details, Policies, and Philosophies section.
CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders. Students assume the role of professionals and collaborate with their peers to solve a hypothetical community crisis.