Seventh grade students with strong intellectual abilities are invited to participate if they achieve a qualifying score at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test. Upon enrollment, Duke TIP registers this select group to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam. After participants take their test, Duke TIP provides valuable benefits to them throughout high school, including access to unique resources for gifted students developed by experts in the field of gifted education.
Twelve of the fifteen took a college entrance exam and eleven of those received recognition for excellent scores.
Lawson Brinkley, Tian Green, Ella Millere, and Rosalie Millere qualified for state recognition. They earned this award by scoring approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. They are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a Georgia Southern University in May. From the state of Georgia, there were 5,643 students in this year’s talent search, and only 2,183 qualified for state recognition.
Rosalie Millere qualified for the Center for Summer Studies which represents the highest-scoring students in Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search. The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country.
Lawson Brinkley, Tian Green, Margaret May, Ella Millere, and Thomas Wilson qualified for the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies which offers an exceptional academic and social experience for those students who are among the top 5 percent of academically talented students in their grade level. Students in this program experience challenging coursework and build friendships with other academically gifted peers.