|Accelerated Placement, is the placement of a student at the instructional level that best matches that student’s needs by allowing access to a curriculum that is usually reserved for children who are older or in higher grades than the student. Students, whose academic needs are not sufficiently met through differentiation may request consideration to the D44 Accelerated Placement Program. Eligibility for the Accelerated Placement Program is open to all currently enrolled D44 students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, English language proficiency, or socioeconomic status. Participation in the D44 Accelerated Placement Program is not limited to students who have been identified as “high achievers”, but is open to all children who demonstrate high ability.
|Accelerated Placement Team Members:
Evaluation Team Members:
The parent or Legal Guardian
The application window opens on January 1st and closes on March 15th.
A student’s parent or guardian may apply and request consideration to the Accelerated Placement Program, or on behalf of the student the classroom teacher or building administrator may apply and request consideration to one of the following District 44’s Accelerated Placement Programs. No outside requests will be considered.
|Early Entrance to Kindergarten or First Grade:
Contact resident building principal in writing between January 1st - March 15th.
Residential District 44 families who have children that will reach age 5 after September 1 may apply and request consideration for early entrance to kindergarten. This process begins by parents contacting their residential elementary building principal, in writing, by March 15th to state their intent to apply and begin the Early Entrance Application Process. Students will participate in a thorough Readiness to Attend School testing and assessment process to determine eligibility for early entrance.
The following checklist can guide parents who may be considering pursuing this process:
Areas of potential assessment:
|Individual Subject Acceleration:
Students, whose academic needs are not sufficiently met through differentiation may request consideration for Individual Subject Acceleration Program.
Students who are highly advanced in either English Language Arts (ELA) or Mathematics may apply and request consideration for Individual Subject Acceleration. The first part of the Individual Subject Acceleration Request process will involve a review of 1) the individual student’s readiness to accelerate, 2) the student’s desire to accelerate, 3) and if the student’s academic needs are not being sufficiently met through differentiation.
|Whole Grade Acceleration: