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Current 7th graders can apply for scholarship that will pay high-school tuition

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Parents of exceptional 7th graders: If you’re evaluating your high school options, consider applying for a scholarship that could pay tuition for the kind of school your gifted child needs.

The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is a program of the Institute for Educational Advancement, aimed at helping elite students get the most out of their high-school experience.

Students who are selected as CDB Scholars are notified in the fall of their 8th grade year. Then, the organization provides guidance in applying to high schools that would help the scholars realize their intellectual potential. Finally, IEA pays for tuition for all four years of high school.

The application, which is rather involved, must be submitted by May 14, 2012. In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student must take the SAT. The last SAT date for this year is May 5, and you must register for that testing date by April 6.

Teen writers workshop at Sandy Springs library

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The Sandy Springs branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System will host a teen writer’s workshop this Saturday, March 10, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Middle-school and high-school students who write in any literary form, from short stories to poetry and everything in between. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Categories: Enrichment

Director of DeKalb gifted to speak Wednesday morning

March 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Pat Copeland, director of DeKalb County Schools’ gifted and theme programs, will speak at the Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council meeting this Wednesday, March 7, at Huntley Hills Elementary School, at 9:15 a.m. The topic is the county magnet and theme program, so I can’t say how much of her talk will focus on gifted students, per se, but if you’ve ever wanted to meet and hear from Ms. Copeland in person, this is one chance to do so.

Categories: DeKalb