Policies & Expectations

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To attend Summer Studies, placed students and their families must sign important agreements as part of the acceptance process, including:

  1. The Participation Policies
  2. The Duke TIP Community Standard
  3. The Digital Citizenship Policy
  4. The Laboratory and Classroom Safety Agreement

Parents and students should read and understand the policies contained in these documents.

Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving students in grades seven through ten. Taking place at thirteen college campuses across the country over two different summer sessions, the programs provide the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.

New to Summer Studies? Look for this banner and select it for advice from other parents on how to make the most of your child's Duke TIP experience:

Parent Advice

Throughout this section of our website, you can access advice from actual Duke TIP parents by clicking on the blue banner above. Their advice will then appear in a box of text like this one. If you would like to talk to a TIP parent directly, to hear what they have to say about the Summer Studies experience before you decide to apply, you are welcome to take advantage of our Parent Ambassador Program. Simply submit a request using this form and you will be contacted by a parent whose child attended the program last year.