School District Eleven Gifted & Talented Magnet Program

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Colorado Springs School District 11
Gifted and Talented Education
Phone: 719-520-2464 Fax: 719-520-2386
District 11 Gifted Magnet Program (GMP)
2016 – 2017 Application
Middle School Grades 6-8
Application window: January 6, 2016 – February 26, 2016
Gifted Magnet Program at Sabin Middle School
Gifted Magnet Program at West Middle School
3605 N Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
GMP Coordinator: Becky Marsh
Phone: (719) 328-7075 email: [email protected]
1920 W Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Contact: Deb Shipley
Phone: (719) 328-3989 email: [email protected]
Student Information
Last Name
First Name
Preferred Nickname
Street Address
City
Zip Code
Current School
School District
Current Grade Level
Sabin
2016-2017 GMP School Preference (circle one)
Gender
West
Parent/Guardian Information
Last Name
First Name
Phone
Email
Last Name
First Name
Phone
Email
 Program Overview
The District 11 Middle School Gifted Magnet Program is a full-day, self-contained program for gifted students in grades 6-8. The
Middle School Gifted Magnet Program philosophy focuses on educating the whole child through comprehensive curriculum centered
on year-long themes, instruction in the Autonomous Learner Model, experiential learning and a wide variety of exploratory classes and
academic competitions.
Gifted Magnet Program curriculum is interdisciplinary and built upon concepts of discovery, change and conflict. Curriculum is relevant
and rigorous, exceeds state content standards and encourages critical and complex thinking skills. Differentiated instruction ensures that
students meet high expectations and have opportunity for content acceleration. Teachers facilitate students’ learning through creative,
engaging and specific instruction with program flexibility. Students are encouraged to explore individual interests and passions. Unique
experiential learning opportunities are provided through activities such as field trips, team building, guest speakers and mock trials and
debates. Other exploratory opportunities are available through athletic teams, intramurals, clubs and competitions such as Battle of the
Books, Drama Club, Knowledge Master Open, Future Problem Solving, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, History Day,
Lego League, Geography Bee, MESA and Solar Energy Challenge.
Student visits and shadowing: January 19 – February 19, 2016 (Please contact GMP Coordinator for an appointment)
 Admissions are rolling -- completed applications are reviewed upon receipt and Parents/Guardians are notified of placement.
 GMP accepted students will receive District 11 Choice permits and guaranteed space at the school in which they are accepted.
Parents: Please complete pages 1 - 2 and submit to the appropriate GMP Coordinator (listed above).
Students: Please complete page 3.
School personnel: Please complete pages 4-5 and submit to GMP Coordinator (Sabin or West).
Colorado Springs School District 11
Gifted and Talented Department
Phone: 520-2464 Fax: 520-2386
Student’s Name ___________________________________
School Preference: Sabin
West
Philosophy: The Gifted Magnet Program (GMP) exists to help intellectually gifted children develop their capacity to think
critically and creatively and contribute productively in a contemporary world. The curriculum fosters students’ ability to
communicate thought effectively while mastering all skills associated with Colorado state standards. GMP teachers are
also committed to the development of the whole child as they work with students on establishing a balanced sense of self
and others.
Highly able children need opportunities to work on their own and with other students. Therefore, GMP teachers use
teaching strategies in the classroom that encourage children to recognize and use their abilities independently and in
collaboration with teachers and other students. With this background, GMP students acquire and sustain life skills critical
to productive and responsible citizenship.
GMP students absorb information rapidly and are capable of a level of inquiry and analysis beyond the average. They
benefit from a curriculum that focuses on substantive knowledge, complex processes, and sophisticated products. The
curriculum compacts basic skills, where possible, in students’ strength areas while exposing all students to a greater depth
and breadth of knowledge and experience.
EXPECTATIONS
For Students:
 Maintain grades of a “C” or higher in core classes
 Do all assignments and projects
 Take the initiative to ask for extra help when necessary
 Check Student Connect several times each week
 Bring all materials to class
For Parents:
 Inform teachers of any situation which may impact student learning
 Assist students with organization of materials and due dates
 Provide outside assistance with class work if student is having difficulty
 Check Parent Connect (Q) on a regular (weekly) basis.
For Teachers:
 Provide help sessions
 Inform parents of inadequate student progress or behavior concerns
 Update Parent/Student Connect weekly
 Provide learning experiences that challenge students to grow
 Provide binder checks and opportunities to assist students with organization
 Celebrate student successes
 Parent: I am aware that the Gifted Magnet Program is academically rigorous. I will support my child so that he/she
can be successful academically and contribute to a positive learning environment.
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Parent Signature
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Date
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Student Signature
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Date
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 Student: I am aware that the Gifted Magnet Program is academically rigorous. I am committed to working hard in all
subject areas and to making positive contributions in the learning environment.
Colorado Springs School District 11
Gifted and Talented Department
Phone: 520-2464 Fax: 520-2386
Student’s Name ___________________________________
School Preference: Sabin
West
Student Reflection
A. I am an intense learner. I demonstrate this when I… / My passion areas are:
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B. I am an analytical thinker. I demonstrate this when I:
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C. I am a creative producer. Creative, productive thinking is demonstrated through:
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D. I am highly motivated academically. Motivation is demonstrated through:
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E. My hobbies/interests/extracurricular activities are:
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Colorado Springs School District 11
Gifted and Talented Department
Phone: 520-2464 Fax: 520-2386
Student’s Name ___________________________________
School Preference: Sabin
West
Test & Performance Information
(To be completed by Gifted Resource Teacher, School Counselor, or School Psychologist)
School Personnel Information
Name
Position Title
Phone
Email
School Name
School District
How long have you known this student and in what capacity?
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ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES
 Most current administration and/or highest score during the 2015-2016 school year (Fall/Winter)
MAP
PARCC
Date:
Other: ________________
Date:
Math
Language
Reading
Other (i.e. Vocabulary)
Date
%ile
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ABILITY TEST SCORES
Date administered
Test
Verbal
CogAT
K-BIT
Naglieri
TOMAGS
Other
Nonverbal
%ile
%ile
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Quantitative
%ile
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Area(s) of Identification: ___________________________________
Active Services: (Please indicate the date of last review of services)
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ALP
☐ 504
☐IEP
☐ELL
Date of last review: _____________
Recommendation:
☐Highly Recommend
☐Recommend
☐Recommend with reservation
☐Do not recommend
Please explain your recommendation: _____________________________________________________________
Please submit forms to one of the following sites:
Becky Marsh, Gifted Magnet Program, Sabin Middle School, 3605 N Carefree Circle, Co Springs, CO 80917
Deb Shipley, Gifted Magnet Program, West Middle School, 1920 W Pikes Peak Ave, Co Springs, CO 80904
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Colorado Springs School District 11
Gifted and Talented Department
Phone: 520-2464 Fax: 520-2386
Student’s Name ___________________________________
School Preference: Sabin
West
Classroom Teacher Recommendation
Classroom Teacher Information
Name
Grade Level
School Name
How long have you known this student and in what capacity?
Phone
Email
School District
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The District 11 Gifted Magnet Program is academically accelerated and project-based. Success is dependent
upon internal motivation and a strong work ethic. Given these parameters and your observations, how likely do
you think this child is to succeed and why? Please discuss both work ethic and intensity (responses are
confidential).
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Please submit forms to one of the following sites:
Becky Marsh, Gifted Magnet Program, Sabin Middle School, 3605 N Carefree Circle, Co Springs, CO 80917
Deb Shipley, Gifted Magnet Program, West Middle School, 1920 W Pikes Peak Ave, Co Springs, CO 80904
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