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1 Opportunity. For Life.

2 Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) A nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth A world leader in gifted and talented education Works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential

3 Opportunity. For Life. Envisioned by former Duke Provost William Bevan Founded in 1980 Dedicated to academically talented youth More than 2.5 million participants around the world About Duke TIP

4 Opportunity. For Life. Supports schools and families in identifying talented youth Provides fulfilling and advanced learning opportunities Offers learning tools, information, and resources to enhance the academic experience About Duke TIP

5 Opportunity. For Life. Maximizing Efforts We help you better serve gifted students! Challenge intellectual abilities with promising results Build confidence for academic advancement Compare abilities with participants and peers Achieve at challenging academic levels Utilize educational resources to enhance growth Interact with academically talented peers

6 Opportunity. For Life. You are important to us, to participants, and to their families! Together we serve. Academically Talented Student Duke TIP Educators Parents & Families

7 Opportunity. For Life. Talent Search is where the TIP experience begins. We are the gateway for celebrating abilities and encouraging continued participation in higher academics. We guide the process. Identification Enrollment Participation

8 Opportunity. For Life. Talent Search How we help you! We provide: Step-by-step talent search enrollment instructions Tools to help you communicate with families Assistance throughout the talent search process Information about financial aid Access to helpful publications for students/parents Online newsletters with advice and insights Annual reports available to participating schools/districts

9 Opportunity. For Life. Talent Search 4th–6th Grade 7th Grade

10 Opportunity. For Life. 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Motivation, encouragement, and new challenge for academic achievement

11 Opportunity. For Life. 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Qualifications Currently in grades four, five, or six Scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade- level standardized achievement, aptitude, mental ability or approved state criterion-referenced test

12 Opportunity. For Life. Enrollment runs from October to June Options: Online enrollment (preferred) or by mail Fee: $37 Financial aid for students qualifying for free or reduced lunch Benefits continue through sixth grade 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Application and Enrollment Information

13 Opportunity. For Life. Recognition of achievements Online curriculum and resources  Online lessons focusing on writing, math, science, or social studies  Book club: interactive lessons on three to four books a year  Writing contest: recognition and awards 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Benefits

14 Opportunity. For Life. Talent search resources  Publications for students and parents  Online guide for educational opportunities Educational programs Academic Adventures CRISIS Discounts on Independent Learning products and Rosetta Stone ® language study Gifted education consultant support 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Benefits

15 Opportunity. For Life. 4th–6th Grade Talent Search Optional Benefit  EXPLORE ® : Above-level testing experience  Compare scores to eighth grade students nationwide  Test offered in November, January, or February  Additional fee of $35 (www.tip.duke.edu/explore)www.tip.duke.edu/explore  Scores in 99th percentile qualify student for recognition ceremony

16 Opportunity. For Life. For 4th–6th Talent Search OnlyDatesFees To be included on school reports10/1/13 - 3/17/14$37 Not included on school reports3/18/14 - 6/30/14$37 4th–6th Talent Search + EXPLOREDatesFees Regular registration10/1/ /19/13$72 Deadline for November Test Date10/10/13$72 Deadline for January Test Date12/19/13$72 Final EXPLORE registration (late fee)12/20/13 -1/15/14$92 Enrollment Fees and Deadlines th-6th Grades

17 Opportunity. For Life. Identification, academic challenge, and peer interaction through resources and programming 7th Grade Talent Search

18 Opportunity. For Life. Currently in seventh grade (or eighth grader who has skipped seventh grade during the current year) Scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized achievement, aptitude, mental ability or approved state criterion-referenced test 7th Grade Talent Search Qualification

19 Opportunity. For Life. 7th Grade Talent Search Application and Enrollment Information Choose date and location for either ACT or SAT Online application (preferred) or by mail Fee is $74 ($25 if qualify for free or reduced lunch) Benefits continue through eleventh grade Test Test Dates Paper Application Postmark Deadlines Online Enrollment Deadlines SAT12/7/1310/1/1310/21/13 ACT12/14/1310/1/1310/21/13 SAT1/25/1411/4/1312/5/13 ACT2/8/1411/4/1312/5/13

20 Opportunity. For Life. Above-level testing Gain invaluable knowledge, experience, and insight into their own abilities Preview the college admission exam (ACT or SAT) Ability to compare scores Allows a more comprehensive understanding of scores Provides educational/career insights Special recognition for exceptional scores The 7th Grade Talent Search Benefits

21 Opportunity. For Life. Academic development and college planning information Publications Digest of Gifted Research: online newsletter Digest of Gifted Research: online newsletter Educational Opportunity Guide: online directory for schools, summer programs, academic competitions Educational Opportunity Guide: online directory for schools, summer programs, academic competitions My College Guide (Grades 10-11): Preview of US colleges/universities, admissions, majors, careers My College Guide (Grades 10-11): Preview of US colleges/universities, admissions, majors, careers Discounts on Independent Learning products Access to TIP educational programs Expert advice and guidance for families The 7th Grade Talent Search More Benefits

22 Opportunity. For Life. Educational Programs Outstanding learning opportunities for all ages of participants. Need-based scholarships:

23 Opportunity. For Life. Educational Programs Grades 4-11 CRISIS (Grades 5-6): Week-long residential program; problem-based learning, solving a crisis together Academic Adventures (Grades 5-6): One-day intensive academic study Independent Learning (Grades 4-11): No qualifying criteria; self-paced, engaging studies anytime, anywhere; CD-ROM, workbook, and online

24 Opportunity. For Life. Exceptional performance on the ACT or SAT may qualify students for: Summer Studies (Grades 7-10): Three-week summer residential experience; fast-paced, innovative curricula; promotes academic and social growth eStudies (Grades 8-11): Seven-week teacher moderated, distance learning summer program; internet-based classroom; interactive – live chats, discussion boards, blogs, and s Educational Programs Grades 7-11

25 Opportunity. For Life. For all Talent Search participants: eSeminars (Grades 8-12): Online, seminar model with focus on discussion, collaboration, and exploration of ideas; five weeks in spring or fall Scholar Weekends (Grades 8-11): Weekend-long enrichment courses; help students consider college majors and careers Field Studies (Grades 9-12): Two-week long academic experience in unique domestic or international setting Institutes (Grades 9-12): Study college-level material; live on campus; glimpse into college life and admissions Educational Programs Grades 8-12

26 Opportunity. For Life. Qualification Academically talented youth Economically disadvantaged Diverse background Eighth grade through high school Benefits Financial resources and educational planning Exposure to competitive professional environments Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Partnership

27 Opportunity. For Life. Thank you! Talent Search Contact Your Name Title Phone number We look forward to working with you and your students this year!


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