Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Sixty-six SCCPSS Students from Twelve Schools Invited to Join the Prestigious Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search Program

Published on: 6/12/2020

​Savannah-Chatham students representing Coastal, DeRenne, STEM, Mercer, Ellis, Garrison, Hesse, Isle of Hope, Southwest, West Chatham, Oglethorpe, and Godley Station, see attached, have been invited to join the prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search for gifted students sponsored by Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the TIP program. Only students scoring in the 95th percentile or better on standardized tests qualify. Participants are then invited to take the above-grade level ACT or SAT tests designed for college-bound tenth and eleventh graders so that their academic abilities and potential can be more accurately evaluated. They also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.

Savannah-Chatham Schools is proud of the 66 students enrolled in the program.  Four students received state recognition, one student received grand recognition, 27 students qualified for E studies and Summer Studies.  Congratulations to all students and schools!

The Duke University Talent Identification Program 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. 

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