Information on the Duke TIPS Program for Gifted Students grades 4-12

The starting point for younger gifted students seeking academic challenge. The program offers the PSAT 8/9 as an optional above-level test, fun educational enrichment resources, and access to learning programs.

These intensive, interactive one-day courses are held during the academic year. They explore topics not typically covered in school and let gifted students discover new passions or delve into favorite subjects.

eStudies is an innovative, seven-week summer program that lets gifted students take rigorous courses in small online classes offering personal attention from expert instructors and frequent peer-to-peer interaction. Qualifying scores apply.

These renowned three-week summer programs offer gifted students advanced academic study and dynamic residential programming at college campuses across the country. Qualifying scores apply.

This program helps gifted seventh graders develop their abilities and identify the extent of their academic talent through above-level testing. It is the entry point for many TIP educational programs, and benefits last through the end of high school.

A week-long residential program that applies problem-based learning to a hypothetical community crisis. Students join occupation-based research teams and build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.

These two-week summer programs for older gifted students offer hands-on, real-world experience in a variety of disciplines, allowing them to explore potential careers or college majors. Many courses take place in unique locations.

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International students, older students, and seventh graders who missed out on regular talent search enrollment can be considered for TIP programs by taking the ACT or SAT on their own and reporting their scores to us through 8th–10th Grade Option.

This month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders is offered in fall, spring, and summer. Students solve a real-world mystery while they develop their research skills and learn online best practices.