Gifted and TalentedProgrammingStaff

Maggie Thelen

Director


Sonia Andrews

Consultant


Melissa Pischner-Stull

Consultant


Judi Smith

Secretary

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



2014-2015 

3rd-8th Grade

GT Testing and Advanced Class Testing

as of  April 1, 2014


 4th/5th Grade

GT Testing

The screening process for elementary gifted identification for 2014-2015 has been completed.

Most placement letters will be sent through US Mail the week of March 31, 2014. Remaining letters will be sent the week of April 14, 2014.

6th Grade

Advanced Math Testing

Informational letters about testing will be mailed to eligible students by Monday, March 17, 2014.


Parent recommendations for testing can be made for students who don't qualify to test by Discovery Education scores.  The deadline has passed for recommendations for April testing. Any future recommendations received will be tested on August 18, 2014. Final deadline for recommendations for August testing is May 30, 2014.


Testing for 6th grade Advanced Math for 2014-2015 will take place the week of April 14, 2014. 

7th & 8th Grade

ROCK Testing


Informational letters about testing will be mailed to eligible students by Monday, March 17, 2014.

Parent recommendations for testing can be made for students who don't qualify to test by Discovery Education scores. 


The deadline has passed for recommendations for April testing. Any future recommendations received will be tested on August 18, 2014Final deadline for recommendations for August testing is May 30, 2014.


7th grade students will test on Tuesday, April 15.

6th grade students will test on April 15 or 16.

9th grade 

Honors Testing


Late applications for April testing are no longer being accepted.


Test date confirmations have been sent to the email provided during registration. NO test date changes can be made.


To apply for a later testing date or ask further questions, contact Jody Tripp at the Rockford Freshman Center. jtripp@rockfordschools.org

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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