The Academy For Gifted Children provides specialized education for intellectually gifted children whose academic and creative abilities necessitate differentiated educational services.
An honest reply to the question "Is my child gifted?" is best served by assessing the intellectual ability through a series of assessments that provide appropriate data on your child's intellectual potential. A child who does not reflect the characteristics associated with giftedness would not benefit from the specially designed curriculum that P.A.C.E. offers.
A child may be admitted to P.A.C.E. if identified as gifted by:
- independent psychological test results
- previous board identification
- P.A.C.E.'s assessment procedure
Such identification does not guarantee admission into the school. A meeting with parents and the student is required to ensure that placement at P.A.C.E. is the best choice for the student and the school.
A student's placement at The Academy For Gifted Children is accepted for the entire academic year and fees will not be reduced or refunded for reasons of withdrawal, absence or dismissal.
The Director of The Academy For Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. reserves the right to dismiss any student who does not maintain the school's standard of deportment.
The Matrix Analogies Test plus the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test (7th edition) are used to assess your child's innate ability.
Standardized Achievement Tests
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test will be used to evaluate your child's current academic skills.
Parent Nomination Form
Parents are the best observers of their children. Information on your child's ability, motivation, self-concept and creativity is very relevant to the identification process.
Student Self-Nomination Form
Upon entering school, many gifted children are innately aware of their unique qualities. A questionnaire is used to help your child articulate his or her competencies and feelings.
Past School Records
This data provides information about your child's academic strengths. We recognize that high marks may be good indicators of giftedness. However, for some gifted children, low marks or underachievement are evident due to an unchallenging school environment.
All children who are assessed will have the opportunity to visit for the day in the appropriate classroom or speak with the Director, Barbara Rosenberg, in a non-threatening environment.