Mar 092018

Quincy Public Schools offers a variety of educational experiences appropriate to the needs of all students, including those who are gifted learners.  Our Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) gives identified gifted Grade 5 students an enrichment program designed to broaden and deepen their academic experience.  The ELC 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 will be 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 will be mailed on March 9, 2018.  Screening assessments for all identified students will be administered on March 20 and 27, 2018.   Screening result letters will be mailed out to families in April 2018.

For current Quincy Public Schools Grade 5 students who will enter Grade 6 in 2018-19 and did not attend the Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) in Grade 5, but wish to be considered to enter the Advanced Placement Center (APC) 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.  Students meeting the above criteria may request a re-evaluation by clicking here.  Screening assessments for qualified students will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2018.

Private school students who may be eligible for the APC 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.  Students meeting the above criteria will have the opportunity to may request an evaluation by clicking here.  Screening assessments for qualified students will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the ELC program for Grade 5 students, please contact Erin Perkins at or 617.984.8743.  For questions regarding the APC program for Grade 6, please contact Madeline Roy at or 617.984.8760.