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Any educators out there???

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    My daughter brought home an invitation to apply for the Duke TIP program.

    Can anyone enlighten me as to whether this is a legitimate entity or not?
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It appears to be something run by Duke University ...

  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Our daughter was in TIPS. It provided recognition and an opportunity to meet other sucessful students.

    She might have done more with it if we weren't half a country away from Duke.
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    I remember that ... Talent Identification Program. Doesn't cost anything, IIRC, and part of it involves middle schoolers taking the ACT. Definitely worth a go, and it might net her some scholarship dollars in the future.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    It's legit, Simon. I was in the Duke TIP in 6th or 7th grade, can't remember -- and, like TB said, they get to take the ACT (I think I took PSAT instead). Great way to measure yourself.

    If it doesn't cost anything, let her sign up. Pretty cool deal.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    You're probably better off just getting the local paper to run a lot of stories, headlines and photos of you child.
    If they don't, just explain to them that they are hurting your child's chances to get into college.
  7. I was in that program. Can't say it hurt things.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It is. But preference is given to kids from New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

    So you guys are fucked. :D :D :D
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