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1 1 The Art Of Smart Academic Programs & Gifted Needs in the High School December 2010 School District of Lee County Board Room

2 Parents of Gifted Children Webpage This presentation along with other important parent information is available at: –Click ‘Parent’ –Click ‘Exceptional Student Education’ –Click ‘Gifted’ 2

3 People to Know Dr. Carl Brunick –Executive Director of Student Services & ESE Mr. Michael Bursztyn –Assistant Director ESE Mrs. Elaine Fitzgerald –Coordinator Psychological Services & Gifted Ms. Cathy Cochrane –Teacher on Assignment for Gifted Education Mr. Charlie Ewell –High School Gifted Resource Teacher Ms. Cathy Kane –High School Gifted Resource Teacher Mr. Jeff Nelson –High School Gifted Resource Teacher 3

4 4 ALL Standard Public High Schools in Lee County Offer… Gifted Consultation and Support Facilitation Services. Advanced Placement Courses (AP). Dual Enrollment Opportunities. Early Admission Programs.

5 The Gifted Program at Standard Public High Schools in Lee County 5 East ZoneWest ZoneSouth Zone DunbarCape CoralCypress East Lee CountyIda BakerEstero Lehigh SeniorIsland CoastFort Myers RiverdaleMarinerSouth North

6 Goals of the HS Gifted Program Students will develop self directed learning skills. Students will develop a positive self concept. Students will develop positive interpersonal relationships. Students will cultivate higher level thinking skills. Students will use creative thinking and expression. 6

7 Educational Plans Will be developed by the 8 th grade teachers during the second semester. Students will select their own goals. Parents will be notified of meeting date and time. This EP will last all 4 years of high school. 7

8 Service Provided Consultation Support Facilitation –Seminars Monthly 8

9 High School 101 9

10 10 What do colleges look at for admission? Candidate took the most rigorous academic program offered at his/her HS Grades – Core Academic GPA ACT / SAT scores Essay Letters / Activities

11 11 Credit Credit based on –40 % Quarter 1 –40 % Quarter 2 –20 % Exam Each semester =.5 Credit 24 credits to graduate.

12 12 Core Academic GPA Includes only –4 English credits –3 (4) Math credits –3 Science credits –3 Social Science credits –2 Foreign Language credits –*higher level electives Honor Points –Vary by institution –Give extra points for Honors AP/IB/AICE Dual Enrollment

13 13 Acceleration and Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students in Standard Public High Schools

14 14 Academies at Comprehensive HS Technical Schools (HTC,HTN) Hands on and real life experiences. Interest specific acceleration. Recognition by certificate/certification. Immediate ability to work in field. Option to continue education. Ability to participate in other accelerated programs.

15 15 Advanced International Certificate of Education (Cambridge/AICE) Pre AICE coursework for Freshmen & Sophomores. Recognition by International Certificate (AICE diploma). College credit by exam (low risk). Specialized coursework for Juniors & Seniors. Recognized by most colleges & universities. University Admission Quality Point 1.

16 16 Advanced Placement (AP) College credit by exam (low risk). Scores recognized by most colleges & universities. Specialized to areas of interest or ability. Able to access Freshmen to Senior years. University Admission Quality Point 1.

17 17 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Study skills support. College credit by exam - AP (low risk). Recognized by most colleges & universities. Specialized to areas of interest or ability. Pre-collegiate track for Freshmen and Sophomores. University Admission Quality Point 1.

18 18 Centers for the Arts Hands on & real life experiences. Interest specific acceleration. Options to continue in field. Ability to participate in other accelerated programs.

19 19 College Credit by coursework (high risk). Recognized by all Florida public colleges/universities but not necessarily nationwide. Access Junior and Senior year. University Admission Quality Point 1 Must have maturity and self motivation. Dual Enrollment Available on HS/College Campuses

20 20 FGCU Collegiate High School Early Admission Edison College College credit by coursework (high risk). Recognized by all Florida public colleges/universities but not necessarily nationwide. Access Junior / Senior years. University Admission Quality Point 1. Must have maturity and self motivation.

21 21 International Baccalaureate (IB) Pre IB coursework Freshmen and Sophomore years. Recognition by International Certificate (IB Diploma). College credit by exam (low risk). Specialized coursework Junior & Senior years. Recognized by most colleges & universities. University Admission Quality Point 1.

22 22 Technology Academies (Centers for Math, Science & Technology) (Microsoft Academy) Hands on and real life experiences. Interest specific acceleration. Recognition by receiving Certification/Certificate. Immediate ability to work in field (Microsoft). Ability to participate in other accelerated programs. Option to continue education in field.

23 Enrichment Opportunities vary by school Math Teams Science Olympiad Model UN / Government in Action Future Problem Solvers Odyssey of the Mind A Team Challenge Mock Trial 23

24 24 ALL Standard Public High Schools in Lee County Offer… Gifted Consultation and Support Facilitation Services. Advanced Placement Courses (AP). Dual Enrollment Opportunities. Early Admission Programs.

25 Ask Questions- Seek Answers School Choice. Zone High Schools Middle School Gifted Teachers/Guidance. Attend Open Houses. Take a tour, while school in session. Think about what is best for your student! 25


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