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In 2009, the Torrance Center at the University of Georgia established a relationship with Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP), an organization dedicated to providing exciting educational opportunities for gifted middle and high school students. As a TIP host site, the Torrance Center offers Academic Year Programs and supports TIP Summer Studies Program throughout the calendar year.

If you have specific questions about the Duke TIP Summer Studies Program, please visit the Duke TIP website or call 919-668-9100.

Upcoming Dates

Academic Year Programs

In our academic year programs, students have the opportunity to dive deeply into an academic field and/or specialized topic. Led by UGA professors, graduate students, and gifted student educators, our classes are focused on project-based education models with an emphasis on active learning. Our courses offer the opportunity for students not only to learn at an accelerated level with experts, but also to interact and work with like-minded peers.

We offer two different academic year programs based on student grade:

Academic Adventures

Academic Adventures

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $145
Academic Adventures are for 5th-6th graders who have been identified by the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Students meet on UGA's campus for a day of intensive academic study in one course where they explore topics not typically covered during their regular school year.

Scholar Weekends

Scholar Weekends

10 a.m. Saturday-4 p.m. Sunday (overnight program), $450
Scholar Weekends are for 8th-11th graders who are 7th Grade Talent Search participants or have been confirmed by the Duke TIP main office as academically gifted per local school criteria. Students will stay the night on UGA's campus as they take a course on topics that may not be available in their regular schools. They will delve into a specific subject in great detail, as well as get exposure to different college majors and careers. Scholar Weekends also are a great opportunity for gifted students to meet like-minded peers and adult mentors.

Duke TIP Summer Studies Program at UGA

UGA is proud to be a Duke TIP Summer Studies Program host site. The Duke TIP main office in Durham, N.C., directly organizes this program. Please visit the Duke TIP website for more information on the Summer Studies Program.