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Academically Talented Program

Contact - (269) 337-0190

Program Staff:

Judy D'Arcangelis - Director of Elementary Instruction

Vicky Leatherman - Supervisor of Elementary Instruction

Jack MIlls - Instructional specialist

Karen Jansheski - Instructional Specialist

Tracie James - Instructional Specialist

Nancy Klee - Instructional Specialist

Alisande Voss - Instructional Specialist

Teacher Resources:

AT Resources for Teachers Portfolio (PDF)


Websites for Student Research:

Interactive Websites (PDF)

Making Positive Changes in Our Environment (DOC)

Problem Solving Websites (PDF)

Student Research Websites (PDF)

Websites for Tasks (DOC)

Curriculum Documents:

Helen Keller

Heroes and Villains Week One

Heroes and Villains Courage

Words Used to Describe Heroes

If I Could Be a Hero

Resources for Speech

Heroes From Our Past Speech and Timeline

Compare and Contract Rubric

Thinking Like an Engineer Overview

Week One Thinking Like an Engineer Plan

Week One Thinking Like An Engineer Powerpoint

Week Two Thinking Like an Engineer Plans

Week Two Thinking Like an Engineer Powerpoint

Week Three Thinking Like an Engineer Newton

Week Three - Three Laws of Motion

Week 4-6 Thinking Like an Engineer Group Packet


The Screening Process:


All students in grades 2 through 4 are screened in Spring for inclusion in the Academically Talented program for the following school year. Spring NWEA-MAP tests in math and reading, cognitive abilities test scores, and teacher evaluations are all used in the screening process. Note that we do not re-administer a cognitive abilities test (OLSAT or CogAT) if we already have one on file since student's scores on these tests do not change dramatically over time (like an IQ test).  Detailed information on the screening process can be found here.