Willow School Enrichment
No formal Excel program exists based on the district’s philosophy that it is not developmentally appropriate to identify students at this age. Students that are exceeding grade level expectations are given enrichment activities that relate to math and reading. The students work with the enrichment resource teacher on a fluid basis.
Churchill School EXCEL Program
Formal identification for Enrichment/Excel Program participation will be made based on the criteria listed below. *Students MUST meet the following criteria.
*Otis Lennon Ability Test Score of 115 or above
*STAR Reading – consistently 90% or higher
*Fountas and Pinnelle Reading Level of “S” or above
*Students are required to be meeting grade-level academic performance expectations in their general education classroom.
Students meet daily with the Excel Teacher for Reading/English Language Arts. The curriculum’s focus includes a greater depth and breadth of learning and complexity of ideas. Additionally, students will meet with an Enrichment teacher for the activity block for additional literature and writing activities.
James Hart School Honors Classes
Students are placed into honors classes based on STAR scores, placement tests, reading level (writing sample if available or teacher comments) and class grades.