Presentation on theme: "“Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.” − Carol Ann Tomlinson Program Options."— Presentation transcript:
1 “Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.”− Carol Ann TomlinsonProgram Options for Students
2 October 2013Program Options for Students Meredith Casper, Director Accelerated and Enriched Instruction
3 Our VisionOur 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 MissionThe 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 IOARegulation: Gifted and Talented Education IOA-RA
5 Our MissionAdvocate, 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 ProgramsApplication ProgramsChoice ProgramsSignature 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 LadderProgram 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 Peter, 10 minutes through magnet programsProgram Options for Students
10 Elementary Application Programs WINGS ProgramMentoring 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 ProgramBarnsleyPlacement is determined through the school’s IEP team with CESC support.Primary MagnetTakoma ParkGrades: 1, 2
11 Elementary Application Programs Center Programs for the Highly Gifted (CPHG)Grades: 4, 5Limited seats; apply by regionLocations:BarnsleyChevy ChaseClearspringCold SpringDrewFox ChapelPine Crest/ Oak View
12 Elementary School Signature Programs International Baccalaureate: Primary YearsCollege Gardens (local school)Immersion Programs (DCCAPS)Lottery Process/FebruaryChinese: College Gardens, PotomacFrench: Maryvale, Sligo CreekSpanish: Burnt Mills, Rock Creek Forest, Rolling Terrace
13 Elementary Parent Information Meetings ProgramDateTimeLocationCenter Programs for the Highly GiftedOct. 227 p.m.NorthwestOct. 24WheatonApplications Due: November 8, 2013ProgramDateTimeLocationPrimary MagnetJanuary9:30 a.m.Takoma ParkApplications Due: February 28, 2014
14 Middle School Application Programs WINGS ProgramMentoring 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 ProgramClementeLeeNorth BethesdaPlacement is determined through the school’s IEP team with CESC support.
15 Middle School Application Programs Middle School/Limited seatsClementeFocus: Math, Science, Computer ScienceFocus: Humanities and CommunicationEasternTakoma Park
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.ArgyleFocus: Digital Design and DevelopmentLoiedermanFocus: Creative and Performing ArtsParklandFocus: Aerospace Technology
17 Middle School Signature Programs International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program/Local SchoolKeyNewport MillsSilver Spring InternationalWestWestlandImmersion Programs (DCCAPS)Audience: Students who completed the elementary immersion continue to the middle schoolChinese: HooverFrench: Gaithersburg, Silver Spring InternationalSpanish: Silver Spring, Westland
18 Middle School Parent Information Meetings Magnet Parent MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationClementeOct. 107 p.m.EasternOct. 22Takoma ParkApplications Due: November 8
19 Middle School Parent Information Meetings Schools of Choice:Open House MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationArgyleOct. 167 p.m.LoiedermanOct. 23ParklandOct. 9Applications Due: November 8
20 High School Application Programs WINGs ProgramMentoring 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 ProgramNorthwood, Watkins Mill, Walter JohnsonPlacement 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 EinsteinFocus: Visual ArtsBlairFocus: Science, Math, Computer SciencePoolesvilleFocus: Global Ecology HouseFocus: Humanities and Communication
22 High School Application Programs MontgomeryFocus: International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma ProgramEdison (DEIP)Focus:Arts, Humanities, Media, & CommunicationBiosciences, Health Sciences, & MedicineHuman & Consumer Services, Hospitality & TourismInformation TechnologiesConstruction & DevelopmentTransportation, Distribution, & Logistics
23 High School Application Programs/ Consortia BlairFocus: Communications Arts ProgramKennedyFocus: Leadership Training InstituteWheatonFocus: Biomedical Magnet ProgramFocus: Engineering Magnet ProgramAvailable to DCC residents or students attending a DCC middle school
24 High School Application Programs/ Consortia (Available to DCC or NEC residents only and students attending a DCC or NEC middle school)Downcounty Consortium (DCC)BlairEinsteinKennedyNorthwoodWheatonNortheast Consortium (NEC)BlakePaint BranchSpringbrook
25 High School ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate: Middle Years and Diploma ProgramsSpringbrookBethesda-Chevy ChaseInternational Baccalaureate: Diploma ProgramsEinsteinKennedyRockvilleSeneca ValleyWatkins Mill
26 High School Parent Information Meeting Open House MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationDowncounty ConsortiumOct. 2Oct. 3Oct. 7Oct. 10Oct. 287 p.m.WheatonKennedyNorthwoodEinsteinBlairNortheast ConsortiumOct. 16Oct. 24Oct. 29Paint BranchSpringbrookBlakeApplications Due: November 8Program Options for Students
27 Considering Options Think about… Your student’s strengths and needs Your family’s needsPrograms offered at your home schoolPrograms that match your child’s interestsApplying to multiple programsProgram Options for Students
28 Where to Get Further Information Information NightsProgram Open HousesProgram Parent EventsCounseling OfficesMCPS websites – AEI or school specificIndividual ProgramsProgram Options for Students
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 RooseveltProgram Options for Students