Waco Independent School District Advanced Academic Services Handbook



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Waco ISD Advanced Academic Services






Waco Independent School District

Advanced Academic Services Handbook

2013-2014

Dr. Cecelia Boswell

Executive Director of Advanced Academic Services 254-755-9519
Mr. Larry Carpenter 254-755-9519

Assistant Director of Advanced Academic Services
Ms. Connee Duran 254-755-9519

Instructional Specialist, Secondary
Ms. Ashlee Duncan 254-755-9519

Instructional Specialist, Elementary
Ms. Gil Hall 254-755-9519

Executive Secretary

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview of Services 3

Overview 4

Gifted/Talented Services 5

Beliefs, Philosophy, Mission Statement 6

Academic Performance Goals 7

Identification Procedures and Processes 8-13

Program Design 14

Transfer Policy 15

Furlough Policy 15-16

Exit Policy 16

Reassessment Policy 17

Appeals Policy 16

Process for Appeals 17

Cumulative Folder 18



Exploring Inspiration Project Fair 19-21

Duke Talent Search 22



ATLAS Academy 23

Vision, Mission Statement 24

Instruction 25

Overview 26

Goals 27

Frequently Asked Questions 28-29



ATLAS9 Academies 30

Overview 31-32

High School Choices 33

Advanced Placement 34

Overview 35

Placement Procedures 36

Guidelines 37-38

Course Expectations 39

Advanced Placement (AP)/Pre AP Contract 40-42



International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme 43

Overview 44



Appendix 45

Gifted or Bright? 46

Myth & Reality 47-50

Nomination/Screening/Participation Forms 51-52

Walk-through Forms 53

Surveys 54

Student 55

Parent 56-57

Educator 57-58




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