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Waco ISD gifted students identified, participate in Duke TIP

Waco ISD gifted students identified, participate in Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has served over 2.9 million academically talented students in grades 4–12 since it was founded in 1980. Collaborating with educators and parents, TIP helps gifted students assess the extent of their academic abilities with above-grade-level testing, recognizes them for their achievements, and provides them with a variety of enrichment benefits as well as accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs.

All Duke TIP programs are designed specifically for gifted students. The talent searches help students and their families evaluate and grow their academic abilities while educational programs provide them with motivation, challenge, inspiration, advanced interactive learning opportunities, peer interaction, and more. 

A list of all Waco ISD students (by campus) who were identified as eligible to participate in the Duke TIP Talent Searches (described below) can be found here

Waco ISD had six 7th grade students then participate in the 2018-2019 Duke TIP Talent Search. Based on their SAT and/or ACT scores, Andrew Higgins, Anna Hogue and Athan Zimmerman, all current 7th graders in the ATLAS Academy, qualified for the eStudies summer program; Andrew and Anna additionally qualified for the Summer Studies Program. Andrew Higgins received both state and grand recognition for his performance!

Congratulations to all students for their outstanding academic performance and success!

TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
By joining the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search, students gain access to TIP’s support, resources, and community. Enrichment activities, optional testing, and other benefits help participants discover their talents, develop essential skills, and take pride in their accomplishments.

TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search
The 7th Grade Talent Search is the entry point to TIP’s support, resources, and community. At a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future, students receive benefits that help them learn about their strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.