2 years ago
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This is one for Andrew.
At Andrew's first parent teacher conference this year, his teacher suggested that he be tested for the gifted program at his school. We agreed do go ahead with the testing. His teacher warned us that he must test at the 99%tile to be accepted. That seemed like a pretty steep standard to meet and I had decided that I didn't really expect him to make it in.
In typical, public school system operating fashion- the forms and testing werent' completed until last month, and we finally received the letter this week. I was excited to read that he had tested high enough for both sections of the program (as they put it- he "qualifies for special services") and would begin (pending our signatures) after Christmas break. I have no idea what he will be doing, but I'm assuming they will clue me in-- I hope.
I must admit that I'm proud of him, and grateful that he will be less bored at school. Now the goal is to prevent him from becoming a nerd! He asked Santa for a globe and a book about Oceans for Christmas, so we definitely have our work cut out for us!