Duke Tip

Duke University TIP Program

St. Joseph Catholic School (SJCS) participates in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). Duke TIP offers a 4th and 5th grade talent search and a 7th grade talent search. These talent searches help gifted students and their families find out how advanced the students' abilities truly are. Traditional testing often fails to measure the variation among many gifted students who reach the upper limits of scoring on grade-level exams. By taking above-level (at least two years above a student's current grade placement) testing through Duke TIP's talent searches, gifted students and their families gain a far better understanding of where the student stands in relation to his/her gifted peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate. Students must achieve a 95% on the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) to be considered for Duke TIP. These students are in the top 5% in the nation.


Congratulations to the students that received Duke TIP Scholar Recognition for their outstanding accomplishments in this 2017-2018 year.
Duke TIP identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these
exceptionally bright youngsters.





Of the 60,581 students who joined the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search during the 2017-2018 academic year, only 17,466 achieved high enough scores at the SAT to be invited to a recognition ceremony.

Felix was among the 762 students from South Carolina.