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We will update this site as we get information that may help students and parents

Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search 2017-2018


The 7th Grade Talent Search is open to current seventh grade students who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on their 6th grade STAAR test(s). 


Qualifying scores are:


Math – 1879 or higher

Reading – 1782 or higher


Students only need to qualify on one test to be eligible for the program. (Please note that regardless of what test qualifies you for the talent search, you will take the full ACT or SAT as part of the talent search.) 


For more information, visit www.tip.duke.edu/7gts or call Duke TIP at (919) 668-9100

Student Self-Serve
Online registration for the 2017-2018 school year is NOW open.  
Please go to the parent cloud at https://my.austinisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp to complete the registration for new students and the verification for returning students.
If you are a new student, please see tab on right hand side of this page for the list of documents you will need to provide after you complete the online registration.  Testing information for new students is also included on this tab.

Social Media and Our Kids

Stay informed about social media issues such as cyber bullying, tips for parents to talk about social media, and how to protect your family from the negative impact of social media. Camera and video capability are powerful tools and require common sense. Let’s talk to our teens about when and where these tools are appropriate and empower them to use good judgment.

Please follow these links for more information from the experts:
Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media
Facebook, Instagram, and Social - Common Sense Media
How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers | Child Mind Institute
Talking to Your Kids About Social Media Safety- University of Texas

DO foster a culture of conversation in your family from the beginning.
DON'T make social media a forbidden fruit.
DO keep the conversation age-appropriate.
DO make your teen the expert.
DON'T belittle your teen's interest in social media.
DO talk about your own social media use, if applicable.
Student Record Request:  If you are in need of records such as report cards or STAAR result, please email
emily.heckroth@austinisd.org with your specific request. These requests will be fulfilled within 48 hours of receiving the request. If student is applying to a private school, please submit the form from the school and we will send the records directly to the school requesting them.