“Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.” − Carol Ann Tomlinson.

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Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

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Program Options for Students

Meredith Casper, DirectorAccelerated and Enriched Instruction

October 2013Our VisionOur vision is that all schools will provide dynamic learning environments which challenge students to develop their intellectual power, creativity, and sense of self. All teachers will be knowledgeable about how able students learn effectively and will draw on a rich repertoire of innovative instructional strategies to support their students' achievements. There will be a climate of mutual caring and respect among stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community.

Our MissionThe mission of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction is the full implementation of the Policy on Enriched and Innovative Instruction in all schools in MCPS. This process includes the following:

Development and monitoring of the system wide identification procedures;

Collaboration with the curriculum supervisors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to create curriculum documents that clearly define outcomes for students who are motivated or capable of achieving high-end learning as well as the instructional strategies, resources and materials to achieve those outcomes;

Design and implementation of training, guidance, and support to other offices, departments, and divisions in fulfilling their responsibilities outlined in the policy and regulation;

Policy: Gifted and Talented and Education IOARegulation: Gifted and Talented Education IOA-RA

Our MissionAdvocate, nurture, and support of students from traditionally underrepresented populations in gifted and talented programs;

Provide consultative support to schools as they develop and refine their ongoing programs for gifted and talented students in compliance with the policy;

Monitor the development and refinement of a continuum of innovative programming models to meet the needs of gifted students at their home schoolsEnriched and Accelerated Programming Options for All StudentsLocal ProgramsApplication ProgramsChoice ProgramsSignature Programs

Local Programs: ElementaryMCPS Curriculum 2.0 (C2.0) is built around developing students' critical and creative thinking skills, as well as essential academic success skills, so that students are well prepared for a lifetime of learning. The intent of our recent revisions is to better engage students and teachers, and dedicate more learning time to subjects such as the arts, information literacy, science, social studies and physical education.

Program enrichments in reading: William and Mary, Junior Great Books, Jacobs LadderProgram enrichments in math: enrichment and acceleration built within the grade level, course advancement beginning in Grade 4

Local Programs: SecondaryHonors, Advanced Placement (AP), and advanced-level courses provide rigorous and challenging studies for highly able and potentially high-achieving students who are capable or motivated to pursue rigorous and challenging instruction.

**Students can enroll in individual Honors, AP, and advanced-level courses while not participating in an Honors program as a whole.

Application/Choice/ School Programs

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Peter, 10 minutes through magnet programsElementary Application ProgramsWINGS ProgramMentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports.GT/LD ProgramBarnsley Placement is determined through the schools IEP team with CESC support.Primary Magnet Takoma Park Grades: 1, 2

Elementary Application ProgramsCenter Programs for the Highly Gifted (CPHG)Grades: 4, 5Limited seats; apply by region Locations:Barnsley Chevy Chase ClearspringCold Spring Drew Fox Chapel Pine Crest/ Oak View

Elementary School Signature ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate: Primary YearsCollege Gardens (local school)

Immersion Programs (DCCAPS)Lottery Process/FebruaryChinese: College Gardens, PotomacFrench: Maryvale, Sligo Creek Spanish: Burnt Mills, Rock Creek Forest, Rolling Terrace

Elementary Parent Information MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationCenter Programs for the Highly GiftedOct. 227 p.m.NorthwestCenter Programs for the Highly Gifted

Oct. 247 p.m.WheatonApplications Due: November 8, 2013ProgramDateTimeLocationPrimary MagnetJanuary9:30 a.m.Takoma ParkApplications Due: February 28, 2014Middle School Application ProgramsWINGS ProgramMentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports.

GT/LD ProgramClementeLeeNorth Bethesda Placement is determined through the schools IEP team with CESC support.

Middle School Application ProgramsMiddle School/Limited seatsClementeFocus: Math, Science, Computer ScienceFocus: Humanities and Communication

EasternFocus: Humanities and Communication

Takoma ParkFocus: Math, Science, Computer Science

Middle School Choice ProgramsMiddle Schools: Entrance by lottery. In-consortium students are guaranteed a seat and approximately 80 seats per program are available to out-of-consortium students.ArgyleFocus: Digital Design and Development

LoiedermanFocus: Creative and Performing Arts

ParklandFocus: Aerospace Technology

Middle School Signature ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program/Local SchoolKeyNewport MillsSilver Spring InternationalWestWestlandImmersion Programs (DCCAPS) Audience: Students who completed the elementary immersion continue to the middle schoolChinese: HooverFrench: Gaithersburg, Silver Spring InternationalSpanish: Silver Spring, Westland

Middle School Parent Information MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationClementeOct. 107 p.m.ClementeEasternOct. 227 p.m.EasternTakoma ParkOct. 107 p.m.Takoma ParkApplications Due: November 8Magnet Parent MeetingsMiddle School Parent Information MeetingsProgramDateTimeLocationArgyleOct. 167 p.m.ArgyleLoiedermanOct. 237 p.m.LoiedermanParklandOct. 97 p.m.ParklandApplications Due: November 8Schools of Choice:Open House MeetingsHigh School Application ProgramsWINGs ProgramMentoring program for gifted/learning disabled students and highly able students who are not succeeding in the regular classroom. School staff submits a request based on need and response to supports.GT/LD ProgramNorthwood, Watkins Mill, Walter JohnsonPlacement is determined through the schools IEP team with CESC support.College Institute (DEIP) An innovative partnership between Montgomery College and MCPS which provides an opportunity for identified college ready students to earn college credits on the high school campus during the regular school day.

High School Application ProgramsEinsteinFocus: Visual Arts

Blair Focus: Science, Math, Computer Science

Poolesville Focus: Science, Math, Computer ScienceFocus: Global Ecology HouseFocus: Humanities and Communication

High School Application ProgramsMontgomeryFocus: International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Program

Edison (DEIP)Focus:Arts, Humanities, Media, & CommunicationBiosciences, Health Sciences, & MedicineHuman & Consumer Services, Hospitality & TourismInformation TechnologiesConstruction & DevelopmentTransportation, Distribution, & Logistics

High School Application Programs/ ConsortiaBlair Focus: Communications Arts Program

Kennedy Focus: Leadership Training Institute

Wheaton Focus: Biomedical Magnet ProgramFocus: Engineering Magnet Program

Available to DCC residents or students attending a DCC middle school

High School Application Programs/ ConsortiaDowncounty Consortium (DCC) BlairEinsteinKennedyNorthwoodWheaton

Northeast Consortium (NEC) Blake Paint Branch Springbrook (Available to DCC or NEC residents only and students attending a DCC or NEC middle school)High School ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate: Middle Years and Diploma Programs Springbrook Bethesda-Chevy Chase

International Baccalaureate: Diploma Programs EinsteinKennedyRockvilleSeneca ValleySpringbrookWatkins Mill

High School Parent Information MeetingProgramDateTimeLocationDowncounty ConsortiumOct. 2Oct. 3Oct. 7Oct. 10 Oct. 287 p.m.WheatonKennedyNorthwoodEinsteinBlairNortheast Consortium

Oct. 16Oct. 24Oct. 297 p.m.Paint BranchSpringbrookBlakeApplications Due: November 8 Open House MeetingsProgram Options for Students26Considering OptionsThink about

Your students strengths and needsYour familys needs Programs offered at your home schoolPrograms that match your childs interestsApplying to multiple programs

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Where to Get Further Information

Information NightsProgram Open HousesProgram Parent EventsCounseling OfficesMCPS websites AEI or school specificIndividual Programs

Program Options for Students28TryFar better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore RooseveltProgram Options for Students29

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