Programs

All Duke TIP programs are designed specifically for gifted students. Our talent searches help students and their families evaluate and grow their academic abilities while our educational programs provide them with motivation, challenge, inspiration, advanced interactive learning opportunities, peer interaction, and more. Please click on any program below to learn more about it or use the provided search terms to identify the program right for your student.

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The starting point for younger gifted students seeking academic challenge. The program offers the PSAT 8/9 as an optional above-level test, fun educational enrichment resources, and access to learning programs.

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This program helps gifted seventh graders develop their abilities and identify the extent of their academic talent through above-level testing. It is the entry point for many TIP educational programs, and benefits last through the end of high school.

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International students, older students, and seventh graders who missed out on regular talent search enrollment can be considered for TIP programs by taking the ACT or SAT on their own and reporting their scores to us through 8th–10th Grade Option. 

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(Not accepting applications) A week-long residential program that applies problem-based learning to a hypothetical community crisis. Students join occupation-based research teams and build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.

(Not accepting applications) This month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders is offered in fall, spring, and summer. Students solve a real-world mystery while they develop their research skills and learn online best practices.

(Not accepting applications) eStudies is an innovative, seven-week program that lets gifted students take rigorous courses in small online classes offering personal attention from expert instructors and frequent peer-to-peer interaction. Qualifying scores apply.

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(Not accepting applications)  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 program provides the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.

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(Not accepting applications) Duke TIP's Weekend Programs are daylong sessions for students in grades four through ten looking to explore new subjects through hands-on and project-based learning.