BJH students qualify for TIP Program

Published 5:02 pm Monday, October 29, 2018

Staff Report

Thirty-seven students at Batesville Junior High School have qualified to be enrolled in the Talent Identification Program (TIP) sponsored by Duke University.

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that has served over 2.8 million academically talented students in grades four through twelve since 1980. Each year, Duke TIP enrolls nearly one hundred thousand new students in its talent searches.

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TIP’s talent searches help these gifted students assess the extent of their abilities with above-level testing, recognize them for their achievements, and provide them with a variety of enrichment benefits.

TIP also offers accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs to more than eight thousand students each year. In addition, TIP is constantly conducting research into the educational, emotional, and social factors impacting the lives of gifted children, then sharing this research and related advice with educators, parents, and the greater gifted community.

TIP is committed to providing services and programs that meet the needs of gifted children and that can be used to supplement or strengthen classroom and homeschooling efforts.

There is never a cost to schools for offering Duke TIP. The organization also distributed over $4.1 million in 2017 to ensure that students from all economic backgrounds could participate in the program.