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Gifted & Talented Program
All students will be screened for the Pinnacle Academy gifted program in October following the first quarter report card. Utilizing the nationally normed Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) students that score in the 90th percentile in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies will be further tested for gifted eligibility provided they have an average of or above 90% in the corresponding course(s).
If a student meets the initial eligibility criteria, they will be given the Cognitive Abilities (CogAT) Test, a nationally normed exam determining a student’s mental ability. If a student scores in or above the 96th percentile they will be placed in the gifted program and scheduled for gifted classes according to their performance in each subject area.
If a student does not meet the previous criteria, another test, the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), will be administered gauging a student’s creative ability. Upon receiving a score in or above the 90th percentile, percentile they will be placed in the gifted program and scheduled for gifted classes.