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The Duke TIP Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a global leader in identifying academically talented students and providing them with innovative programming to support their development.  Duke TIP, a non-profit educational organization, conducts two annual talent searches and offers summer programs, online courses, and independent learning resources.

The Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search provides academically talented students in the 4th or 5th grade an opportunity to enhance their academic abilities. Participants and their families are offered resources and encouragement to supplement their educational experience.  Acceptance letters are mailed approximately in January. 

Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are then invited to take the ACT or the SAT as 7th graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and resources for talented students.   Acceptance letters are mailed in September.   

To qualify for either program, students must score in the 95th percentile or above on one or more subtests of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.  Acceptable tests include all Reading subtests, Reading total, Language total, all Mathematics subtests, Mathematics total, Science, Social Studies, or the Composite score.      
For more information on the Duke TIP program participation at St. Vincent Ferrer, please contact Ms. Nora Claggett,, or visit their website at