Friday, May 16, 2014

District Announces Duke TIP Students for 2014

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools had 20 seventh graders qualify for the Grand Recognition in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) this year.

To qualify for Grand Recognition, on the SAT Exam, students must exceed a score ≥ 680 on Math, ≥ 650 Critical Reading and/or ≥ 650 on Writing or must have an overall score ≥ 1850.  To qualify on the ACT Exam, students must score at or above a 27 on the Composite, or must score on individual exams:  ≥ 27 on Science; ≥ 28 on Math; ≥ 29 on English; or ≥ 30 on Reading or a Composite of ≥ 28.

From Culbreth the students who qualified for Grand Recognition are:  Skyler Boyer; and Ryan Helms.

From McDougle MS, Noam Gumerman qualified for Grand Recognition.

From Phillips the students who qualified for Grand Recognition are Dalton Akos and Emily Kohn.

From Smith, the students who qualified for Grand Recognition are:  Mason Clark; Leanne Ding; Edric Eun; Albert Gong; Alex Guo; Ellie Kim; Michael Li; Grant Lyerly; Melissa Peters; Abigail Phillips; Sanya Raynoe; Grant Reed; Thomas Walker; Kelly Wang; and Megan Wu.

There were more than 64,000 students from across the US who took the college entrance exams this year through Duke TIP, with less than 2,000 qualifying for Grand Recognition.

The district also had 83 seventh graders who took the SAT or ACT who qualified for State Recognition in the Duke TIP program.  To qualify for state level on the SAT exam, students qualified with three of the four of SAT scores: ≥ 500 in Writing, ≥ 500 in Critical Reading or ≥ 530 in Math.  Or students qualified with three of the four ACT scores: English ≥ 20; Math ≥ 20; Reading ≥ 20; and/or Science ≥ 20.

The Duke TIP program is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a national leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support their educational development.  Currently, students in 16 states may participate in the Duke TIP program.  For more information, visit the TIP website at

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