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St. Mark's Duke TIP Results
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Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. These students take college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT). Eighteen St. Mark's 7th graders participated in Duke TIP; click here to read the results!

St. Mark's Duke TIP Results

St. Mark's 7th Graders Score Well on SAT and ACT

Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities. This year, 75,172 participated nationally.1

At St. Mark's, eighteen 7th graders participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Of those students, eight qualified for state recognition, eight qualified for the academy for Summer Studies, and two qualified for the Center for Summer Studies.


Duke TIP hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who score highest on their ACT or SAT exams. This year, 23,379 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies. In order to qualify for the state recognition ceremonies, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

ACT

ACT English ≥ 20
ACT Math ≥ 20
ACT Reading ≥ 21
ACT Science ≥ 21
* Or with three of the four following scores English = 19, Math = 19, Reading = 20, Science = 20

SAT

SAT Math ≥ 520
SAT Critical Reading ≥ 510
SAT Writing ≥ 500
*Or with two of the three following scores: Math = 510, Critical Reading = 500, Writing = 490

Congratulations to the eight St. Mark's 7th graders who qualified for State Recognition: Samuel, Alexis, Helen, Blake, Pierce, Philip, Austin, and Lucy.

The Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies offers an exceptional academic and social experience for those students who are among the top 5 percent of academically talented students in their grade level. Students in this program will experience challenging coursework and build friendships with other academically gifted peers.

Congratulations to the eight St. Mark's 7th graders who qualified for the Academy for Summer Studies: Sarah, Samuel, Alexis, Helen, Pierce, Austin, Joseph and Lucy.

Students who qualify for the Center for Summer Studies represent the highest-scoring students in Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search. The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country.

Congratulations to the following St. Mark's 7th graders who qualified for the Center for Summer Studies: Blake and Philip. Blake qualifies for the fine arts, humanities, and social science courses and Philip qualifies for the fine arts, math, science, social science, and technology courses.

We are proud of our St. Mark's 7th graders for their many achievements!

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Duke TIP. Duke Talent Identification Program, 2011. Web. May 16, 2013 < http://www.tip.duke.edu/node/240 >.