2018-08-29 / School News

EBA seventh-graders qualify for Duke TIP

From Staff Reports


Edmund Burke Academy seventh grade students tapped for the Duke Talent Identification Program include, from left, front row: Zaylie Baker, Sydney Coble, Morgan Tedder and Hannah Posey; and back row: Harry Newton, Micah Bowen, Grant Mobley, Blake Brocato and Jackson Griffin. Edmund Burke Academy seventh grade students tapped for the Duke Talent Identification Program include, from left, front row: Zaylie Baker, Sydney Coble, Morgan Tedder and Hannah Posey; and back row: Harry Newton, Micah Bowen, Grant Mobley, Blake Brocato and Jackson Griffin. Nine middle school students at Edmund Burke Academy have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).

Each year, personnel at Duke sponsor TIP, which helps to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. This program is designed for seventh-graders and offers them a unique challenge –to take either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

Students qualifying for participation in this year’s program include Zaylie Baker, Micah Bowen, Blake Brocato, Sydney Coble, Jackson Griffin, Grant Mobley, Harry Newton, Hannah Posey and Morgan Tedder.

The major criteria for participation in Duke University’s TIP program is to score within the upper five percent of national age-grade norms on a standardized math, verbal or composite section of an in-school achievement, aptitude or mental ability test battery. Seventh-graders of any age who qualify can participate if they live within TIP’s 16 state search region, which includes most of the southeastern United States.

Students who meet the minimum qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT are invited to attend state recognition programs, and those who achieve exceptional scores are recognized in a Grand Recognition Ceremony held each year at Duke.

Summer enrichment opportunities are offered to students who qualify.

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