Local student qualifies for Duke TIP

Published 6:14 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

From Duke University TIP

Gracie Landeck, a seventh-grade student at Bath Elementary, was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious Seventh Grade Talent Search. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Bonnie Landeck.

Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify. Those students are invited to participate in the Seventh Grade Talent Search and take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound 11th-graders and 12th-graders. Taking these exams is an experience that allows these gifted seventh-graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level.

Participants in the Seventh Grade Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.

The Duke University TIP is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches, visit www.tip.duke.edu.