What services are available for gifted students?



    TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search

    Participants in Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search discover and explore their talents and interests through a variety of academic enrichment activities; gain a deeper understanding of their potential by taking the optional PSAT 8/9 as an above-level test; develop their critical and creative thinking skills by embracing the many activities, contests, and opportunities for learning provided by the program; and are recognized for their accomplishments. Enrolling in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search enables students to apply for TIP’s online and residential educational programs, where they become part of a community of gifted peers who celebrate learning.                                     

    About TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search

    Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search helps academically talented students identify their strengths, develop their abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future. Participants learn about their strengths with an above-level test (either the ACT or SAT) and receive benefits like specialized publications and resources, educational guidance, recognition of their abilities, and academic challenges. Enrolling in the 7th Grade Talent Search is also the first step to attending TIP’s renowned online and face-to-face educational programs.



    First Lego League Robotic Competition - 

     FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on.  There are teams at Ahoskie Elementary, Riverview Elementary and Hertford County Middle School.  If you like engineering and math this is the event for you. 


    We are excited to announce that HCPS has an elementary, middle, and high school Battle of the Books team .  The Media Coordinators are the coaches at each of the schools.  Click the category below to see the book list for each level.

    GS The Governor's School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.



    The goal of Math Champions is to improve the math skills and achievement levels of elementary and middle school students.  The competition involves students from Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Martin, and Bertie.  Students compete with students of the same grade level.  The competition is designed to challenge top mathematics students to solve problems more complex in nature that require higher level thinking skills.  There are two components of the competition, individual and team.