Oak Hill Middle School would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following students for qualifying to participate in the Duke Tip’s 7th Grade Talent Search Program: (Top L-to-R: William Turner, Tucker Ivey, Ashanti William and Elaine Abella. Side: Riya Patel, Landon White.)
TheDuke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a gifted education program based at Duke University. Its stated purpose is to identify gifted children and provide them and their parents the resources to reach their full educational potential. Students who enroll in Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search start their first year in the program by taking an above-grade-level test to help them gain a better understanding of their academic strengths and educational needs.
Because top scores on grade level exams only measure whether students have mastered grade-level material, they cannot tell you how far above grade level a student’s abilities might go. That’s why Duke TIP offers its 7th Grade Talent Search participants the opportunity to take either the ACT or SAT in seventh grade.
Designed for college bound students, these exams are an essential diagnostic tool for younger gifted students, often revealing important nuances about their academic abilities.
In addition, these scores are used to qualify students for TIP’s annual recognition ceremonies, as well as advanced summer educational programs. Congratulations once again to these students.