Opportunity. For Life. The Duke University Talent Identification Program --- 4th-6th & 7th Grade Talent Searches Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Opportunity. For Life. What is Duke TIP? Non-profit identification and support services for the academically gifted Educational opportunities and resources Since 1980, more than 2.5 million participants Opportunity. For Life. Duke TIP Together we serve. Working with students, educators, and their families we are here for you! Academically Talented Student Parents & Families Opportunity. For Life. Educators Talent Search Model Special Support Talent Search 4th–6th Grade Motivation and Encouragement Opportunity. For Life. Above-level Assessment 7th Grade Network of Programs and Resources Talent Search -- where the TIP experience begins. Identification, academic challenge, and peer interaction through resources and programming Participation Enrollment Identification Opportunity. For Life. Eligibility Current 4th, 5th, or 6th graders 95th percentile or higher in at least one subtest area on a qualifying test Check the website for acceptable tests and scores: www.tip.duke.edu/456qtest Opportunity. For Life. Participation is Rewarding! Special motivation to focus on academic achievement and self-challenge Interact with academic peers Access an array of opportunities and resources Assess intellectual abilities through above-level testing and assessment Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Helpful Resources Fun and educational publications created specifically for students Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Helpful Resources Staying on Course: Articles written by gifted education professionals, suggestions for home activities, and review of educational research Educational guidance from TIP staff at any time Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Book Club Virtual classroom discussions via a secure blog atmosphere and interactive, online lessons – all driven by the selected book Three to four books covered per year Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Writing Contest Entries judged by members of the Duke faculty and TIP staff Monetary prizes to the winners (each grade) and their enrolling schools 1st Prize: $250 2nd Prize: $100 3rd Prize: $25 Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Online Lessons Self-paced, independent study covering concepts and skills in creative writing, math, and science Story Writing: Spin Me a Yarn Number Secrets and Secret Codes Energy: Powerful Connections in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics Reinventions in Architecture Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Helpful Resources Digest of Gifted Research Online newsletter providing conceptual, theoretical, and practical information Educational Opportunity Guide Online directory showcasing schools, summer programs, and academic competitions in the U.S. and abroad Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: EXPLORE Optional above-level testing experience Eighth-grade level test as an academic, diagnostic tool November, January, or February test dates 99th percentile composite scorers are honored at a state recognition ceremony Fee: $35 Opportunity. For Life. Enrollment is Easy! Begins October 1 Online at www.tip.duke.edu/enroll By mail Fee: $37 Benefits continue through sixth grade year Opportunity. For Life. Financial Aid Qualify for free or reduced lunch and there is no fee to participate More than $3 million awarded across all programs in 2013 Opportunity. For Life. 7th Grade Talent Search Opportunity. For Life. Eligibility Current 7th graders 95th percentile or higher in at least one subtest area on a qualifying test Check the website for acceptable tests and scores: www.tip.duke.edu/7enroll Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Above-Level Testing Invaluable insight into academic abilities Preview the actual college admissions exam Exciting challenge! Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Results Summary A more comprehensive understanding of scores and performance relative to other 7th graders Provides useful suggestions for educational planning Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Helpful Resources The Talent Search Experience and eInsights Academic development and college planning through tenth grade Educational guidance from TIP staff at any time Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Helpful Resources Digest of Gifted Research Online newsletter providing conceptual, theoretical, and practical information Educational Opportunity Guide Online directory showcasing schools, summer programs, and academic competitions in the U.S. and abroad Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Recognition and Access Ceremonies and celebration for outstanding scores; certificates of merit for all who took the challenge Exceptional scores earn students invitations to Duke TIP’s renowned educational programs Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: My College Guide Features select U.S. colleges and universities Information about applying and getting in to college Highlights different majors and careers to consider Accessible to students in tenth and eleventh grades Opportunity. For Life. Benefits: Princeton Review through Duke TIP LiveOnline ACT or SAT test prep courses Prepare for the test with other TIPsters Discounted price available exclusively to talent search participants Accessible in grades ten through twelve Opportunity. For Life. Enrollment is Easy! Online application www.tip.duke.edu/enroll Or by mail Test in December, January, or February Fee is $74 (includes all benefits and test) Test 2013-2014 Test Dates Paper Application Postmark Deadlines Online Enrollment Deadlines SAT 12/7/13 10/1/13 10/9/13 10/21/13 ACT 12/14/13 10/1/13 10/9/13 10/21/13 SAT 1/25/14 11/4/13 12/5/13 ACT 2/8/14 www.tip.duke.edu/7enroll 11/4/13 12/5/13 Opportunity. For Life. Financial Aid Qualify for free or reduced lunch and fee is only $25 More than $3 million awarded across all programs in 2013 Opportunity. For Life. Educational Programs Outstanding learning opportunities for grades 4 and up Opportunity. For Life. Academic Adventures Challenging, hands-on learning experiences for TS participants One-day study exploring topics not typically covered in schools Locations include: Georgia Kansas Kentucky Missouri North Carolina South Carolina Texas Opportunity. For Life. CRISIS A week-long, residential, summer program for fifth and sixth graders Emphasizes problem-based learning and leadership skills Students work together to solve a community crisis Opportunity. For Life. Scholar Weekends Weekend-long enrichment courses during the academic year for grades 8 -11 Course examples: pharmacology, sports medicine, cinematography, robotics, Shakespeare, biotechnology, entrepreneurship Sites Duke University – Durham, NC University of Georgia – Atlanta, GA University of Houston – Houston, TX University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC Opportunity. For Life. Distance Learning: eSeminars Open to all participants in grades 8 -12 Seminar model with focus on discussion, collaboration, and exploration of ideas Includes live video conferencing with TIP instructor Seminars include Philosophy of Privacy, Cryptology, and Psychology’s Take on Reality TV Five-week program offered in fall and spring Opportunity. For Life. Distance Learning: eStudies Open to qualifying students in grades 8 - 11 Challenging academic coursework delivered in a teacher-moderated, internet-based classroom Highly interactive: students connect with peers and instructor through live chats, discussion boards, blogs, and email Courses include: Academic Writing, Genetics, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology Seven-week program offered in the summer Opportunity. For Life. Summer Studies Programs Three-week summer residential programs for qualifying students in grades 7-10 Campuses include Duke University Davidson College Appalachian State University University of Kansas Duke Marine Lab Texas A&M Trinity University University of Georgia Austin College Wake Forest University Opportunity. For Life. Summer Studies Program (continued) Fast-paced, rigorous, and above-grade-level innovative curricula Expert instructors with zeal for their subject area Experiential learning methodology Environment that promotes academic and social growth Opportunity. For Life. Field Studies Two-week program for grades 9 - 12 Domestic and international programs Academic experience in unique settings, such as: Creative Writing – Ghost Ranch, New Mexico Law, Leadership, or Genetics – Duke University or New College of Florida Tropical Medicine – Costa Rica Opportunity. For Life. Rosetta Stone® through Duke TIP Discounted, one-year subscription to this renowned online language-learning program Uses speech recognition technology and reallife simulated conversations 25 available languages including Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, German, and more! Opportunity. For Life. Independent Learning Self-paced, engaging studies anytime, anywhere for grades 4 - 12 No qualifying criteria Various formats: CD-ROM, workbook, and/or online Students work with a local mentor Participants and schools receive a discount! Opportunity. For Life. Partnerships Scholarships and direct service programs for rising high school and college students Academically talented youth from economically disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds Financial resources, educational planning, and/or exposure to competitive professional environments Opportunity. For Life. Traci Guidry Texas Office [email protected] (512) 473-8400 www.tip.duke.edu Opportunity. For Life.