The Acceleration Application for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in early February 2017. First round applications will be due Feb. 28, 2017
The following information applies to Cambridge applicants: Students new to the program and students moving schools need to complete an application. A first round application deadline is established annually. Additional applications may be submitted at any time of year. First round applications will be evaluated by a team comprised of school and district leadership. Evaluation categories include standardized test scores, grades, discipline, attendance, CogAT assessment scores, teacher recommendation, and a mandatory essay. Students applying to the program who are not already placed into gifted programming who meet basic eligibility requirements will be asked to sit for a CogAT assessment. Students not accepted into the program will be placed on a waiting list based upon the student data indicators above. Please note the basic eligibility requirements include above grade level standardized test scores, A and B grades, no discipline occurrences, no attendance concerns, above average grade equivalent CogAT scores, positive teacher recommendations, and an essay demonstrating personal academic motivation and positive goal setting.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Melissa A. Coleman, Putnam County Director of Acceleration Opportunities