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1 Welcome! Morgan Fitzgerald Center for Gifted Studies Discovery Night

2 Concept of Magnet Program Gifted courses—both core and elective Interdisciplinary learning National research-based strategies for working with gifted students Gifted curriculum writer, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, from the College of William and Mary training our magnet teachers We offer extra-curricular clubs and competitions

3 6 th 7th8th Language ArtsAdvanced 7 th grade LAAdvanced 8th grade LAEnglish I Honors (high school credit) MathMathematics 2 – Pre-Algebra OR Mathematics 1 – Advanced Algebra I Honors (high school credit) OR Mathematics 2 – Pre-Algebra Geometry Honors (high school credit) OR Algebra I Honors (high school credit) ScienceAdvanced Integrated Science 6 th Advanced Integrated Science 7 th Advanced Integrated Honors Science 8 th Social StudiesAncient Civilizations - Advanced Civics -AdvancedAmerican History- Advanced Advanced AcademicsLiterature ResearchIndependent Study 1Independent Study 2Independent Study 3 ElectivesAs available per site World Language I (high school credit pending end of course assessment) World Language II (high school credit pending end of course assessment) P.E. /HealthRequired; can be waived

4 Details Homework Extra-curricular clubs R-Club Technology Camp Fitz

5 Shadowing and Tours For prospective students: Tues. 12/11-Fri. 12/14 Mon. 12/16-Th. 12/20 For accepted students who have not shadowed: Mon. 4/8-Fri. 4/12 Shadowing Experience Phone: – 4526 x2048 Contact: Mrs. Petersen *Potential electives to shadow: Technology, Art, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, PE/Health, Computer Skills Drop off front office 9:15a, p/u 4:15p across street PPHS -A.M. and Tues. P.M. tours available

6 Student Perspective Dani D’Annunzio 8 th grade student

7 Our Fitzgerald Team Stats Over 150 years of teaching experience 7 Master’s degrees, including Gifted education Spanish education Library media Science education International studies Interdisciplinary studies Social studies education Gifted endorsement

8 Fitzgerald Magnet Teams 6 th Grade Team7 th Grade Team8 th Grade Team Mrs. Shuler Language Arts Mrs. Howell Language Arts Ms. Micalizzi English I Honors Mr. Mortimer Math Mrs. Wolff Math Mrs. Barretto Math Mrs. Lefkowicz World History Mr. Leopold Civics Mrs. Caterson U.S. History Ms. Valenti Science Mrs. Carpenter Science Mr. Scalia Science Mrs. Callison Advanced Academics Ms. Parks Ms. Perera World Language Ms. Guerra Spanish Immersion


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