In association with Duke TIP, the Torrance Center at the University of Georgia is excited to bring academically enriching weekends to gifted students!

Through the UGA-Duke TIP program, gifted students have the opportunity to dive deeply into a particular topic. Led by UGA professors, graduate students and gifted educators, the classes are active and offer an opportunity for students to learn not only at an accelerated level but to interact and work with like-minded peers.

There are two programs we offer, depending on the grade of the student.

Academic Adventures

For: Fifth- and sixth-graders in the Duke TIP fourth- through sixth-grade Talent Search

Students must have enrolled in the talent search prior to August 1; students who have enrolled after August 1 will be eligible for Academic Adventures starting the following fall.

This program is a learning environment that brings together creativity and critical thinking. Students meet on The University of Georgia’s campus for a day of intensive academic study in one course where they explore topics not typically covered in school.

Scholar Weekends

For: Eighth- through 11th-graders who are Duke TIP Talent Search participants or are identified as academically gifted by local school criteria.

Duke TIP Scholar Weekends provide opportunities for academically talented students to take short courses during weekend-long programs on the University of Georgia’s campus. Courses introduce topics that might not be available in local schools, delve into a specific subject with great detail, and help students consider options for college majors and careers. Scholar Weekends provide an opportunity to meet similarly motivated peers.

Duke TIP Summer Studies at UGA

Duke TIP Summer Studies programs offer superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences. The three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world. This program is organized and run by Duke TIP’s central office. Please visit the Duke TIP Summer Studies website for more information.

Event Registration

Note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill up quickly, so you are encouraged to register early.

If the class you want is full, please contact Elizabeth Brantley to be added to the waitlist.

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