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Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted

Program Description

The Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted provide a learning environment for Grade 4 and Grade 5 students that enriches, accelerates, and extends the MCPS curriculum. It is designed to meet the needs of highly gifted and motivated learners in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. The program focuses on critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.

 

Does your child like…

  • Solve complex mathematics problems for fun?
  • Write poetry, plays, or stories to share with your friends?
  • Design science experiments and test them?
  • Work cooperatively with friends on projects?
 

Barnsley

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

 All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.

Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School:

  • Walter Johnson
  • Richard Montgomery
  • Rockville
  • Wheaton

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

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Chevy Chase

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Chevy Chase Elementary School

  • Walt Whitman
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

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Clearspring

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Clearspring Elementary School

  • Damascus
  • Gaithersburg
  • Magruder
  • Watkins Mill
  • Clarksburg (except Fox Chapel ES and Daly ES)

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

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Cold Spring

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Cold Spring Elementary School

  • Winston Churchill
  • Thomas S. Wootton

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

Related Information

 

Drew

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Charles Drew Elementary School

  • James Hubert Blake
  • Paint Branch
  • Springbrook
  • Sherwood

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

Related Information

 

Fox Chapel

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Fox Chapel Elementary School

  • Northwest
  • Poolesville
  • Quince Orchard
  • Seneca Valley
  • Fox Chapel ES
  • Daly ES

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

Related Information

 

Pine Crest/Oak View

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Center Programs for the Highly Gifted is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include above-grade-level achievement; teacher, parent, and community recommendations; test scores, and report card grades.

All Grade 3 parents are mailed an application. School staff and parents can recommend Grade 3 students.


Region

Regional (More about regions)

Each center serves a designated geographic area that is based on high school attendance areas. Your local elementary school can identify the center to which your area is assigned.

Students admitted to a Center Program for the Highly Gifted who live in the following attendance areas will be assigned to the center at Pine Crest/Oak View Elementary Schools

  • Montgomery Blair
  • Albert Einstein
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Northwood

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

MCPS provides transportation from central stops for students in the Elementary Center Programs for the Highly Gifted, from the areas that the programs serve.

 

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