Self-Contained Gifted Program for Highly Gifted Learners, 4th–6th Grade
The Self-contained Gifted Program provides an all-day differentiated learning experience addressing the individual needs of the highly gifted students. Students will be with other highly gifted peers for all core content areas (math, reading, writing, social studies and science). They will participate in special area instruction and are included in all grade level activities, field trips and lunch.
 
The Self-contained Gifted Program currently has a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom at Towne Meadows Elementary School.
 
Qualifications for the Self-contained Gifted Program:
Scores (on a state-approved gifted test) of 97+ in two of the three areas: verbal, quantitative, and/or nonverbal area(s), with the third score being 85 or higher or an IQ score of 130+

Highlights of Self-Contained Gifted Program

  • Project-based
  • Problem-based
  • STEM
  • Lego Robotics 
  • Socratic Questioning
  • Social Emotional Curriculum
  • Cross-curricular
  • Technology based 
  • Enrichment and Acceleration
  • Language Arts (instruction is offered using College of William & Mary curriculum from the Center For Gifted Education and Michael Clay Thompson)

An example of a 5th grade project connecting to the story George Washington's Socks.  *Additional information regarding the project: project outline   
        
Site:
Towne Meadows Elementary
1101 N. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234                     

School Grade Levels: 
Currently, one classroom for 4th grade, one classroom for 5th grade, and one classroom for 6th grade 
 
Class Size: 25
 
Transportation: Provided by GPS (might be regional bus stops)
 

Spring 2019 Open House 

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00-7:00pm in the Towne Meadows Cafeteria *This event will allow for families to meet the teachers, view the campus and understand the curriculum.

Spring 2019 Tours

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 at 1:30
*Program tours are designed to offer parents and students the opportunity to learn more about the program, visit the school and classrooms, and meet the teachers. 

Kindly complete a tour reservation form as we want to be prepared to welcome all families.

2019-20 School Year Applications

Families interested in applying for the SCG Program must complete an online application. Applications will be accepted Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:00am through Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12:30pm. Kindly return to this website on the noted dates to complete the application.

Lottery, if needed: If there are more qualified applicants than seats available, a lottery will occur on Friday, March 29. Families will be informed byway of an email by 3:00pm, noting if their child has a seat in the class or if on the waitlist.

Applications will be considered in the following order:

  • Students who are siblings of students who are currently in the Self-contained Gifted Program or the GTC (Gifted Talented and Creative) Program at Highland Junior High School.
  • Students residing in the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries or who are currently attending a Gilbert Public School.
  • Students who reside outside of the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries or who do not currently attend a Gilbert Public School.

Out of District Students

Out of district students are welcome to apply for the Self-contained Gifted Program if they meet District qualifications, as noted above. 

In addition to the application, please submit the following information to the Teaching and Learning Department at amber.macrobbie@gilbertschools.net.
  • A copy of your child’s most recent intellectual assessment results: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or other state of Arizona approved  assessment

 or
 IQ tests administered by a licensed Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • A copy of your child’s most recent standardized test scores (i.e. AzMERIT,  DIBELS)
  • A copy of your child’s most recent report card
  • Twice-exceptional students receiving special education or 504 services must attach: Copy of current IEP and most current special education evaluation report or copy of 504 plan
*Applications will not be accepted until all forms have been submitted 

Siblings

Siblings are welcome to attend Towne Meadows through the Open Enrollment process. Acceptance is contingent upon the campus’ capacity to provide all services needed by the sibling(s).

 
If you have further questions, please email Amber MacRobbie at amber.macrobbie@gilbertschools.net or call 480-545-2173.
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