Seventh Graders Qualify for Duke TIP Recognition

Nine SJCS seventh grade students qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) by meeting the state level qualifying score criteria on the SAT or ACT college entrance tests.  Below from left to right: Andrew Armstrong, Brian Graham, Brandon Hodge, Rachel Hooper, Madison Koontz, Jack Lonergan, Jadin Nassif, Reagan Sahlman, and Phillip Stapleton were recognized in a special ceremony at Furman University on Tuesday, May 13.

Forty-three SJCS seventh graders, or 49% of the class, qualified for participation in the Duke TIP by virtue of their performance on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), scoring in the top five percentile in one of the qualifying sections during their sixth grade testing sessions. The Duke TIP helps identify academically promising seventh grade students based on standardized test scores.