Duke-TIP-ImageDuke TIP identified many Aldine ISD seventh graders for excelling in above-level tests such as the SAT. The state will honor 10 AISD students at upcoming ceremonies. Of the students that tested, 14 qualified to attend the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies.

Duke University sponsors the Talent Identification Program (TIP). It identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores. Students must be within the top 5% of academically talented students in the seventh grade to take part in Duke TIP. Coordinators invite candidates to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam. By participating, students gain greater insight into their academic abilities. Participants also have access to unique resources for gifted students.

All students receive a certificate recognizing their participation. Participating states also honor students who receive outstanding scores on the ACT or SAT at recognition ceremonies.

A total of 95 AISD seventh grade gifted and talented (GT) students participated in the Duke TIP in January by taking the SAT.

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Stovall Middle School students Devanny Jiménez, Jacqueline Tello, Robert Perla, Principal Elsa Wright, Henry Pham and Krystal Miller.

 

Twianna Collier, AISD program director of advanced academics, praises the students’ abilities.

“Eligibility for enrollment is an honor,” said Collier. “It indicates outstanding intellectual potential. We have many gifted and talented students. Duke TIP ensures the students have opportunities for in-depth study. It helps students reach their highest potential.”

Students Who Qualified for Duke Scholar State Recognition

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Vanessa Sánchez
Aldine Middle School

Aldine Middle School, Vanessa Sánchez
Drew Academy, Trinity Plummer
Grantham Academy, Rudy Ramírez
Shotwell Middle School, Eugenio Martínez
Shotwell Middle School, Pranpreeya Namcharoen
Shotwell Middle School, Angelina Sorn
Stovall Middle School, Devanny Jiménez
Stovall Middle School, Krystall Miller
Stovall Middle School, Robert Perlaventura
Teague Middle School, Alousius Fombang

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Rudy Ramírez
Grantham Academy

Each year, more than 70,000 students take part in the 7th Grade Talent Search. A select group of students also qualify to attend the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies. Once a student qualifies, he or she is eligible for Duke TIP programs throughout his or her high school years. The student does not need to retest each year.

Duke TIP designed the summer programs to motivate and challenge academically gifted students. It offers a unique learning environment. Students have the opportunity to live on a university campus. The summer programs are available to seventh through 10th grade students. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding. Professors challenge students to think critically about themselves and their world.

Students Who Qualified for the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies

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Francisco Portillo
Hambrick Middle School

Aldine Middle School, Vanessa Sánchez
Drew Academy, Trinity Plummer
Grantham Academy, Rudy Ramírez
Hambrick Middle, Francisco Portillo
Shotwell Middle School, Danny Eden
Shotwell Middle School, Pranpreeya Namcharoen
Shotwell Middle School, Angelina Sorn
Stovall Middle School, Devanny Jiménez
Stovall Middle School, Krystall Miller
Stovall Middle School, Robert Perlaventura
Stovall Middle School, Henry Pham
Stovall Middle School, Jacqueline Tello
Teague Middle School, Alousius Fombang
Teague Middle School, Ismael Gutiérrez

Visit [icons icon_name=”icon-external-link” icon_size=”14px”]Duke TIP for more information about the talent search program and the Summer Studies Academy.

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Shotwell Middle School students Angelina Sorn, Eugenio Martínez-Martínez and Pranpreeya Namcharoen.