Acceleration & Advancement

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Subject or Whole Grade Acceleration

Please contact your principal regarding a subject or whole grade acceleration request prior to completing and sending in the assessment request form.

Subject Acceleration

In a few instances, a student's ability in a particular subject area may be so advanced that his/her needs are best met by the curriculum of a higher grade level. In such situations, a student may participate in instruction in an upper grade - visiting another class at math time - or curricular materials from an upper grade may be "imported" to the student's regular classroom for the child to work on in his/her home.

Subject acceleration requests are processed by a team of educators and parents using multiple data points to ensure the best placement.

Whole Grade Acceleration

In even fewer instances, a student's abilities across the entire curriculum may be so advanced, that his/her educational needs may be best met at a higher grade level. In such cases, a student may "skip" a grade. The decision to meet a child's needs through full grade acceleration is made very carefully, since attending school with older classmates may pose some social and emotional challenges. For some families, it is even relevant to consider how participating with older classmates will impact a child's athletic life.

When full grade acceleration is considered, extensive consultation is involves the family, classroom teacher, gifted specialist, school psychologist and a school administrator.

Click here to access the Early Graduation Application

Early Entrance to Kindergarten or First Grade, updated 5/21/18

Gifted Services is accepting applications for Early Entrance into Kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2018-19 school year until Monday, June 18. Any applications received after this date will not be considered before the start off the school year

Applications will be accepted at the Central Office (not Enrollment Center) between the hours of 8am and 2pm unless by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact April at 644-1186 opt 4.

Early entrance to kindergarten is a form of grade acceleration. If interested, please review all the information below prior to completing the Early Entrance Assessment Application. 

Click here for the 2018-19 Early Entrance Process document and Assessment Application.