Athens City Schools
455 US Highway 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233-6600
Fax: (256) 233-6640
Duke University Talent Identification Program
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters.In fourth and fifth grade, qualifying students may participate in Duke TIPís 4th/5th Grade Talent Search program and may take advantage of its optional above-level testing.Duke TIPís 7th Grade Talent Search program, which focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of high-ability seventh graders, students take college entrance exams alongside high school students.
Beginning at critical points in education, Duke TIP gives students a chance to learn more about their abilities.This program offers a wide array of services to students, parents, educators, and schools.
For the 2004-05 school year AthensMiddle School had sixty-one 7th graders to qualify for participation in Duke TIP with four students receiving state recognition.