Quincy Public Schools offers a variety of educational experiences appropriate to the needs of all students, including those who are exceeding expectations for their grade level. Our Elementary Advanced Placement Program gives identified Grade 5 students an enrichment program designed to broaden and deepen their academic experience. The program is held at the Point Webster Middle School and students are transported from their elementary schools to Point Webster one day each week.
The identification and screening process was reviewed at School Committee’s Teaching and Learning Subcommittee on January 27, 2016. Click here for the full presentation.
For current Grade 4 students, a letter describing the screening process was sent to all families in mid-February. Click here to review the 2018 parent letter. The letter to students identified to participate in the screening process was mailed out in March 2018. Screening assessments for all identified students were administered in late March and early April 2018. Screening result letters were mailed out by the end of April 2018.
For current Quincy Public Schools Grade 5 students who will enter Grade 6 in 2018-19 and did not attend the Elementary Advanced Placement Program in Grade 5, but wish to be considered to enter the Advanced Placement Program for Grades 6-8 at Central Middle School, there is an process to follow to request re-evaluation. Students requesting a re-evaluation must meet the following criteria: Two Exceeding Expectations scores on their most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS. Screening assessments for qualified students were held in April 2018 and notification letters have been sent out to families.
Private school students who may be eligible for the Middle School Advanced Placement Program for grade 6 may request an evaluation if they meet the following criteria: Documented evidence of scores at or above the 95thpercentile on standardized assessments such as the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Stanford Achievement Test (SAT 10), or the Terra Nova. Screening assessments for qualified students were held in April 2018 and notification letters have been sent out to families.
If you have questions regarding the Elementary Advanced Placement program for Grade 5 students, please contact Erin Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.984.8743. For questions regarding the Advanced Placement program for Grade 6, please contact Madeline Roy at email@example.com or 617.984.8760.