Raleigh, NC, November 07, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Robert Littlejohn, head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh (www.trinityacademy.com), a preK-12 college preparatory school community located in North Raleigh, has announced that 71 percent of the academy’s 7th graders have qualified to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program’s (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search. Duke TIP is in its 30th year for 7th grade selections and is now the largest program of its kind in the nation. The program selects students from 16 states, who score in the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test while attending elementary or middle school. Duke TIP will allow Trinity 7th graders to learn more about their abilities through above-level college-entrance exams, such as the SAT or ACT testing.
“I am extremely proud to have 20 students participate in such an esteemed program as the Duke Talent Identification Program,” said Littlejohn. “Trinity Academy of Raleigh prides itself on providing students with the education and skills to achieve greatness. We are very pleased with the outstanding achievements of all of our students.”
- More than 2 million students have participated in the Duke Talent Identification Program since its inception in 1980.
- Students must have scored 95 percent or higher on a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, and an approved state criterion-referenced test, or students must have scored at or above 125 on an IQ test.
About Trinity Academy of Raleigh:
Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a preK-12 college preparatory school community located just off I540 in North Raleigh. Founded in 1995, the school focuses on educating the whole person, with its strong emphasis on the classical liberal arts and sciences, sports, the fine arts, and spiritual formation. The top 1/3 of Trinity's 2008 graduating class averaged more than $101,000 per student in merit-based scholarships from various colleges and universities. Trinity Academy is also committed to being a resource for the Triangle community, creating partnerships with area churches and community organizations such as the YMCA, North Wake Baseball, The Princeton Review, and many others. Trinity Academy currently enrolls 312 students and employs 55 faculty and staff, under the direction of Head of School, Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. For more information, call (919) 786-0114, or visit www.trinityacademy.com.
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