The Acceleration Application for the 2017-2018 school year will be completed through Skyward Parent Portal. Directions are below. Parents, this is the same program that you use to check your child's grades, attendance, and other information. If you do not already have a skyward parent portal account and have a child currently in the Putnam County Public Schools system, please contact your child's current school to obtain a Skyward Parent Portal password.
Current Putnam County Public School students, please follow the directions on the following link:
Acceleration Application instructions for students currently in the school district
Students not currently attending a Putnam County School, please follow the directions on the following link:
Acceleration Application instructions for students not currently in the school district
First round applications are due March 10th, 2017.
The following information applies to Cambridge applicants: Students new to the program and students moving schools need to complete an application. Beginning in 2017, students applying to Q.I. Roberts Jr.-Sr. High School 7th and 8th grade will need to plan to reapply for the 9th grade program at Q.I. Roberts Jr.-Sr. High School. 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