CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district is creating a new gifted program at Kenwood Elementary, and it will start with a first-grade classroom.
All kindergarten students currently registered in the school district can apply, as can any kindergarten-aged students living within the school district.
The district is accepting applications, which are due April 18. No applications will be accepted after that date. The applications need to be printed and returned to the Gifted and Talented Office in the school district. They are expected to be available Monday afternoon on the school district's website.
Students applying will be assessed using the school district’s gifted tests, which will be adjusted to the kindergarten level. The tests focus on logic, reasoning and critical thinking skills.
A student’s entry into the first-grade classroom next school year at Kenwood would ensure placement into a second-grade gifted classroom there for the 2014-15 school year. Eventually, the gifted program will extend through fifth grade.
Applications should be returned by April 18 to:
Trevor Nadrozny, Director of Curriculum
Mellon Administrative Center
703 S. New St.
Champaign, IL 61820
For more information, call 351-3752.