Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the magnet program for the 2017-2018 school year. Students who will be in grades 3rd – 5th are eligible to apply.
Spring Creek Elementary is the site for the Albany County School District #1 Gifted and Talented magnet program. These classes serve highly academic/creative students by providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers. There are 3 classes (grades 3 – 5) located at Spring Creek Elementary. A teacher within the GATE program provides the students full time, daily instruction. In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer, Music, Library, and Guidance classes.
Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria. A combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed, recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with special needs.
You and your child’s teacher may recommend your child for this program. Please request a referral form from your child’s teacher or visit Spring Creek Elementary’s website at http://www.acsd1.org/sces/
For more information about this program, please contact Liann Brenneman at (307) 721-4410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The referral deadline is January 31, 2017.