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“Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.” − Carol Ann Tomlinson.

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1 “Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.” − Carol Ann Tomlinson

2 PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS MEREDITH CASPER, DIRECTOR ACCELERATED AND ENRICHED INSTRUCTION October 2013

3 Our Vision Our vision is that all schools will provide dynamic learning environments which challenge students to develop their intellectual power, creativity, and sense of self. All teachers will be knowledgeable about how able students learn effectively and will draw on a rich repertoire of innovative instructional strategies to support their students' achievements. There will be a climate of mutual caring and respect among stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community.

4 Our Mission The mission of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction is the full implementation of the Policy on Enriched and Innovative Instruction in all schools in MCPS. This process includes the following: Development and monitoring of the system wide identification procedures; Collaboration with the curriculum supervisors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to create curriculum documents that clearly define outcomes for students who are motivated or capable of achieving high-end learning as well as the instructional strategies, resources and materials to achieve those outcomes; Design and implementation of training, guidance, and support to other offices, departments, and divisions in fulfilling their responsibilities outlined in the policy and regulation; Policy: Gifted and Talented and Education IOA Regulation: Gifted and Talented Education IOA-RA

5 Our Mission Advocate, nurture, and support of students from traditionally underrepresented populations in gifted and talented programs; Provide consultative support to schools as they develop and refine their ongoing programs for gifted and talented students in compliance with the policy; Monitor the development and refinement of a continuum of innovative programming models to meet the needs of gifted students at their home schools

6 Enriched and Accelerated Programming Options for All Students Local Programs Application Programs Choice Programs Signature Programs

7 Local Programs: Elementary MCPS Curriculum 2.0 (C2.0) is built around developing students' critical and creative thinking skills, as well as essential academic success skills, so that students are well prepared for a lifetime of learning. The intent of our recent revisions is to better engage students and teachers, and dedicate more learning time to subjects such as the arts, information literacy, science, social studies and physical education. Program enrichments in reading: William and Mary, Junior Great Books, Jacobs Ladder Program enrichments in math: enrichment and acceleration built within the grade level, course advancement beginning in Grade 4

8 Local Programs: Secondary Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and advanced-level courses provide rigorous and challenging studies for highly able and potentially high-achieving students who are capable or motivated to pursue rigorous and challenging instruction. **Students can enroll in individual Honors, AP, and advanced- level courses while not participating in an Honors program as a whole.

9 Application/Choice/ School Programs

10 Elementary Application Programs WINGS Program Mentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports. GT/LD Program Barnsley Placement is determined through the school’s IEP team with CESC support. Primary Magnet Takoma Park Grades: 1, 2

11 Elementary Application Programs Center Programs for the Highly Gifted (CPHG) Grades: 4, 5 Limited seats; apply by region Locations: Barnsley Chevy Chase Clearspring Cold Spring Drew Fox Chapel Pine Crest/ Oak View

12 Elementary School Signature Programs International Baccalaureate: Primary Years College Gardens (local school) Immersion Programs (DCCAPS) Lottery Process/February Chinese: College Gardens, Potomac French: Maryvale, Sligo Creek Spanish: Burnt Mills, Rock Creek Forest, Rolling Terrace

13 Elementary Parent Information Meetings ProgramDateTimeLocation Center Programs for the Highly Gifted Oct. 227 p.m.Northwest Center Programs for the Highly Gifted Oct. 247 p.m.Wheaton Applications Due: November 8, 2013 ProgramDateTimeLocation Primary MagnetJanuary9:30 a.m.Takoma Park Applications Due: February 28, 2014

14 Middle School Application Programs WINGS Program Mentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports. GT/LD Program Clemente Lee North Bethesda Placement is determined through the school’s IEP team with CESC support.

15 Middle School Application Programs Middle School/Limited seats Clemente Focus: Math, Science, Computer Science Focus: Humanities and Communication Eastern Focus: Humanities and Communication Takoma Park Focus: Math, Science, Computer Science

16 Middle School Choice Programs Middle Schools: Entrance by lottery. In-consortium students are guaranteed a seat and approximately 80 seats per program are available to out-of-consortium students. Argyle Focus: Digital Design and Development Loiederman Focus: Creative and Performing Arts Parkland Focus: Aerospace Technology

17 Middle School Signature Programs International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program/Local School Key Newport Mills Silver Spring International West Westland Immersion Programs (DCCAPS) Audience: Students who completed the elementary immersion continue to the middle school Chinese: Hoover French: Gaithersburg, Silver Spring International Spanish: Silver Spring, Westland

18 Middle School Parent Information Meetings ProgramDateTimeLocation ClementeOct. 107 p.m.Clemente EasternOct. 227 p.m.Eastern Takoma ParkOct. 107 p.m.Takoma Park Applications Due: November 8

19 Middle School Parent Information Meetings ProgramDateTimeLocation ArgyleOct. 167 p.m.Argyle LoiedermanOct. 237 p.m.Loiederman ParklandOct. 97 p.m.Parkland Applications Due: November 8

20 High School Application Programs WINGs Program Mentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports. GT/LD Program Northwood, Watkins Mill, Walter Johnson Placement is determined through the school’s IEP team with CESC support. College Institute (DEIP) An innovative partnership between Montgomery College and MCPS which provides an opportunity for identified college ready students to earn college credits on the high school campus during the regular school day.

21 High School Application Programs Einstein Focus: Visual Arts Blair Focus: Science, Math, Computer Science Poolesville Focus: Science, Math, Computer Science Focus: Global Ecology House Focus: Humanities and Communication

22 High School Application Programs Montgomery Focus: International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Program Edison (DEIP) Focus: Arts, Humanities, Media, & Communication Biosciences, Health Sciences, & Medicine Human & Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism Information Technologies Construction & Development Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

23 High School Application Programs/ Consortia Blair Focus: Communications Arts Program Kennedy Focus: Leadership Training Institute Wheaton Focus: Biomedical Magnet Program Focus: Engineering Magnet Program Available to DCC residents or students attending a DCC middle school

24 High School Application Programs/ Consortia Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Blair Einstein Kennedy Northwood Wheaton Northeast Consortium (NEC) Blake Paint Branch Springbrook (Available to DCC or NEC residents only and students attending a DCC or NEC middle school)

25 High School Programs International Baccalaureate: Middle Years and Diploma Programs Springbrook Bethesda-Chevy Chase International Baccalaureate: Diploma Programs Einstein Kennedy Rockville Seneca Valley Springbrook Watkins Mill

26 High School Parent Information Meeting ProgramDateTimeLocation Downcounty Consortium Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct p.m.Wheaton Kennedy Northwood Einstein Blair Northeast Consortium Oct. 16 Oct. 24 Oct p.m.Paint Branch Springbrook Blake Applications Due: November 8

27 Considering Options Think about… Your student’s strengths and needs Your family’s needs Programs offered at your home school Programs that match your child’s interests Applying to multiple programs

28 Where to Get Further Information ◦ Information Nights  Program Open Houses  Program Parent Events ◦ Counseling Offices ◦ MCPS websites – AEI or school specific ◦ Individual Programs

29 Try “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” − Theodore Roosevelt


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