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Advanced Program Information

Students may not qualify for the Gifted program but may be high performing. Our goal is to cultivate this student learning, through a program for our Advanced Learners.

A learner who has been placed in the Advanced classes may continue in those courses provided that he/she maintains overall satisfactory performance in Advanced classes. Satisfactory performance is indicated by the student showing progress, maintaining an 85 or above average, independently completing assignments at high levels of mastery, and staying on pace with the all assignments in each Advanced level class. 

The learner is expected to complete all required assignments, actively participate in class activities, and show exemplary work habits, process skills, academic growth and progress towards mastery of the standards in the class(es)

In the event the learner does not meet the continuation criteria, he/she will be placed on probation for a monitoring period of one semester. In the advanced program, the same steps will be followed as with Gifted protocol. 

Probation

The following occurrences can result in suspension from the Advanced program. 

  1. Failure to submit at least 90% of all assigned work in the Advanced course(s).
  2. Request by parent to exit learner from the Advanced Program.
  3. In the event that ALP program participation appears not to be in the learner’s best interest for a particular period of time, the parent(s)/guardian(s), Advanced & Gifted point of contact or classroom teacher may request withdrawal from the program even though the learner may be meeting continuation criteria. 

An Advanced learner may be exited due to his/her non-performance in the program itself.

Advanced Learner Re-entry

If a student is suspended from the program, either by choice or due to academic suspension, he/she may be reinstated after a minimum of one semester. Re-entry will require requalifying for services. If a student has been exited by the school through the exit procedure as outlined above, he/she may re-enter through the nomination process and re-qualify, no earlier than the beginning of the next school year and only after he/she has been out of the program for at least one complete semester. In some cases, this will mean that a student will re-enter the program at the beginning of the second semester of the following year.

Advanced & Gifted Resource Manual [PDF]

 

Milestones

Grades K-2: May only be considered for acceleration and/or enrichment via the Gifted Program.

  • Grade 4: Level 3 or higher for at least 1-year prior in the content area
  • Grades 5-12: Level 3 or higher for at least two years prior in the content area

MAP Requirement:

  • Grades K-2: May only be considered for acceleration and/or enrichment via the Gifted Program.
  • Grade 3: RIT score ≥90th percentile for current and prior year in ELA or Math
  • Grades 4-5: ≥85th percentile RIT and 3 or 4 on projected proficiency
  • Grades 6-12: 80th percentile and 3 or 4 on MAP projected proficiency

Motivation:

  • Grades K-2: May only be considered for acceleration and/or enrichment via the Gifted Program.
  • Grade 3: 3.6% (90%) Content Area
  • Grades 4-12: 3.4% (85%) Content GPA  (at least one year)      

If the student is missing prior year data, but meets 2 of the 3 criteria, student may participate in program via waiver for the 1st year. If MAP data is missing, the MAP must be administered prior to program entry.

If a student meets the criteria, he/she can submit the scores to the Advanced and Gifted Point of Contact for review.

Grade Level

Milestones

MAP requirement

Motivation

K-2

May only be considered for acceleration and/or enrichment via the Gifted Program. 

3rd 

 

RIT score ≥90th percentile for current and prior year in ELA or Math

3.6% (90%) Content Area

4th 

Level 3 or higher for at least 1 year prior in the content area

≥85th percentile RIT

AND

3 or 4 on Projected Proficiency

3.4% (85%) Content GPA  (at least one year)      

5th

Level 3 or higher for at least two years prior in the content area

6-8

Level 3 or higher for at least two years prior in the content area

80th percentile 

AND 

3 or 4 on MAP projected Proficiency

3.4% (85%) Content GPA  (at least one year) 

9-12

Level 3 or higher for at least two years prior in the content area

80th percentile 

AND 

3 or 4 on MAP projected Proficiency

3.4% (85%) Content GPA  (at least one year)

If you feel your student qualifies for the Advanced & Gifted program, please contact:

Marchele Nelson

Marchele Nelson
Assistant Director, Advanced & Gifted