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Advanced Academics

Elementary School Advanced Academic Programs

Advanced Academic services are implemented in elementary schools using a school-based model. As gifted and talented students are identified through the district identification process in elementary, they are invited to participate in a G/T group with a highly qualified instructor to meet their needs in addition to classroom instruction. If these students are in grades 3-4, they will have the opportunity to participate in the dynamic, responsive, and inclusive REACH Program.

The REACH Program is defined by the following:

  • Students will explore topics such as: 
    • Engineering
    • Digital Citizenship
    • U.S. Legal System
    • Financial Literacy
    • Coding
    • Philanthropy
  • These students will be served according to the following:
    • A minimum of two hours per week
    • These two hours will be on a rotating schedule so as not to miss consistent time or major assessments from one core content area
    • Groups will consist of no more than 20 students at a time
    • Given that students will only be missing daily assignments from time to time, they are not required to make up that work, though they are responsible for learning the content.
    • A student would only be placed on probation from the REACH Program if their content grade drops below a 75 average for the 9-week period. Probationary period would then begin the following 9-weeks.  Probationary students would be evaluated for re-entry into the REACH program at progress report periods. 
    • Identified G/T students are also served by highly trained classroom teachers so that they may receive instruction and support in extension and advanced activities within the regular curriculum.

 

Staff:

Jaclyn Finke

Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher

Magnolia Parkway and Smith Elementary Schools

jfinke@magnoliaisd.org

 

 

Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher

Lyon and Nichols Sawmill Elementary Schools

@magnoliaisd.org 

 

Kodi Keith

Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher

Magnolia and Williams Elementary Schools

kkeith@magnoliaisd.org

 

Whitney Turner

Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher

Bear Branch and Ellisor Elementary Schools

wturner@magnoliaisd.org