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Parker Student Qualifies for Duke Gifted Program

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Eva Siders, a seventh-grade student at Sagewood Middle School in Parker, was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search.

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 7th Grade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test 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.

Eva took the ACT at Chaparral High School in December 2017.  Due to the score she achieved on the Science section of the ACT, she is now eligible to attend Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Program at the Academy level.  The Summer Studies Program is a three-week residential program that takes place at thirteen college campuses across the country.  During this time, the students take part in interactive, inquiry-based courses that are equivalent to a semester-long college course or a year of high school instruction.

Duke TIP also offers Scholar Weekends at three Southeast colleges throughout the year.  These weekends offer academically talented students a short but intensive academic challenge.  Eva will be attending the Duke TIP Scholar Weekend this Spring at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.   She looks forward to the advanced coursework as well as the opportunity to work with like-minded peers within a college setting.

February 27, 2018 | By CSilberman | Category:

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