Gifted and TalentedProgrammingStaff

Maggie Thelen

Director


Sonia Andrews

Consultant


Melissa Pischner-Stull

Consultant


Judi Smith

Secretary


Nancy McPhee

Instructional Coach

























Gifted and Talented
6097 Belmont Ave.
Belmont, MI 49306
Maggie Thelen, Director
Phone616.863.6370Fax616.863.6356



2015-2016 

GT Testing and Advanced Class Testing

as of  March 23, 2015


6th Grade

Advanced Math Testing

Parents of students who qualify to test based on Discovery Education January Math test results or teacher recommendation have received letters by US Mail. 

Parent Observation Checklists (which also serves as permission and were sent with letters) are due at 4:00pm on March 27. Exceptions will not be made for late checklists.


All testing will take place the week of April 27, 2015

7th & 8th Grade

ROCK Testing


Parents of students who qualify to test based on Discovery Education January Math or Reading test results OR teacher recommendation have received letters by US Mail.

Parent Observation Checklists (which also serves as permission and were sent with letters) are due at 4:00pm on March 27. Exceptions will not be made for late checklists.

All testing will take place
April 16-17, 2015

Please note: The criteria a student must meet to be recommended by a teacher for testing has been modified for clarity. Updated criteria as of February 13, 2015 can be found here.  

9th Grade Honors Testing

Please contact Rockford Freshman Center for information on 9th grade Honors classes and qualification.

Mission

The vision of gifted education in the Rockford Public Schools is to provide exemplary differentiated programs and/or services enabling gifted learners to maximize their potential as productive learners.


Director's Welcome


The RPS Gifted and Talented Department welcomes you and invites you to share in our passion for ensuring learning for all students who demonstrate a need for higher level opportunities.

Director Maggie Thelen coordinates this department, which serves grades K-12, and is supported in these efforts by two teacher consultants. All department personnel are required to possess a master’s degree in gifted education and work with other district personnel to ensure academic success for high ability students. A varied array of gifted-related services and programs are available to students, teachers and parents in the Rockford schools.

Programming provided by the Gifted and Talented Department includes teacher consultation in kindergarten through eighth grade; a pull-out program for fourth and fifth grade; and testing, placement, and accelerated programming in grades six through twelve, as well as serving as a testing site for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search.

Maggie Thelen, Director
Gifted and Talented Department


 
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