Duke University‘s Talent Search can help academically talented young people get inspired to learn through exciting educational opportunities. At Duke TIP, we understand that children of exceptional intelligence need motivation and support. Through the 4th/5th Grade Talent Search, Duke TIP provides parents with information about how they can help their children develop their talents, and provides students with encouragement to continue challenging themselves during a pivotal stage in their growth. The students who participate in the 4th/5th Talent Search are formally recognized, praised for their performance, and sent a clear message that continuing to develop their intelligence can be fun and fulfilling.
To be eligible a student must live in or attend a public, private, or home school in the state of Texas; must be in 4th/5th grade when applying; and must have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a grade level standardized achievement, aptitude, or mental ability test or approved state criterion referenced test. Participation in the 4th/5th Grade Talent Search continues through the student’s 6th grade year.
Students in RRISD will receive notification letters informing them that they have qualified to participate in the 4th/5th Grade Talent Search from campus counselors. The notification letters includes some important information that students will need in order to complete the application if they decide to enroll. Parents may contact the TIP office directly at (919) 668-9100 for further assistance.
Each year, seventh grade students on middle school campuses are identified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). The Talent Search recognizes academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores achieved in prior years. Candidates are invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. TIP then provides the participants with comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique educational opportunities.
For more information about preparing for the SAT, visit the College Board website.