Christ Church School is proud to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Since 1980, Duke TIP has been a world leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential.
Beginning at critical points in education, Duke TIP gives students a chance to learn more about their abilities. Through identification, recognition, information, advocacy, challenging educational programs, and research, Duke TIP offers a wide array of services to students, their parents, educators, and schools. Duke TIP enjoys a long history of supporting and extending local efforts to better understand, motivate, enrich, and academically challenge the brightest students in our nation.
To take part in the Duke TIP 4th - 6th Grade Talent Search, CCS students must be in 4th or 5th grade when applying. Additionally, students must have scored at the 95th percentile or higher on a grade level standardized achievement, aptitude, mental ability test battery or approved state criterion-referenced test or students must have scored at or above 125 on an IQ administration. Scores from either of the two most recent test administrations are acceptable; mental ability tests must be no more than two years old; and students need only qualify on one acceptable composite or subtest area. Tests of this type are already a regular part of a student’s elementary school experience.
Over the past five years, between 75%-80% of Christ Church School's fourth and fifth grade students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
For more information: www.tip.duke.edu