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GiftedAtlanta offering more on Twitter

October 14, 2014 1 comment

GiftedAtlanta.com has reached 500 subscribers. I’m stunned. Thanks to everyone for supporting the site and for passing it along to others who can use the information.

In honor of this milestone, I’m adding a Twitter component to GiftedAtlanta.com. On Twitter, I’ll point you to the latest articles and research pertinent to gifted kids.

I’ll still post information about local programs at GiftedAtlanta.com. Whenever I post something new on the web site, I’ll send a quick tweet that links back to the full article here.

I hope you’ll find this a useful addition.

– Dori

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Categories: Advocacy and policy

DeKalb offers ITBS testing for magnet school applicants

October 13, 2014 4 comments

DeKalb County Schools is offering ITBS testing for students who want to apply to its magnet programs, including the high achiever magnet schools at Kittredge / Chamblee or Wadsworth / Chapel Hill / Southwest DeKalb, but who lack qualifying test scores.

Who is this test for?

  • Students currently in grades 4, 6, or 8 who did not have qualifying scores for the high achiever programs when they took the ITBS test in 3rd, 5th, or 7th grade
  • Students in homeschool or private school in grades 3 through 8

If your child already has qualifying scores, there’s no need to register for this testing. It is only for students who lack the required test scores for admission to the magnet programs.

Download the PDF for more information and an application for the test. The deadline to apply is Oct. 24, 2014.

Categories: DeKalb, In the schools

Space Camp scholarships available

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., will soon begin accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program. Full scholarships cover tuition, room and board for any week-long program, which includes Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camps.

Scholarships are awarded in four categories, one of which is academic achievement. Participation in a gifted program qualifies a student to apply in that category.

To apply, a student must be in 4th to 12th grade. Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2014, but the application process is rather involved, so if you’re interested, get started.