Before a student can be accelerated (whether subject acceleration or grade acceleration), the School District of Wisconsin Rapids has a policy in place that must be followed in order to properly recognize the need for educational alternatives and collect evidence of unusually high academic proficiency. In short, the process includes a formal referral (which can be done by parent, student, teacher or GATES coordinator) and evaluation (conducted by GATES coordinator) for various types of acceleration. The acceleration process and program is comprehensive, across all subjects and examined for long-term effects and options. Please understand that acceleration means matching the curriculum to a student's abilities- tailoring the "classroom" to fit the individual and unique needs. What acceleration can mean for one student, could be something completely else for another. Some examples of forms of acceleration include (but are not limited to): Early entrance into school, grade skipping, curriculum compaction, subject acceleration, advanced placement, dual enrollment and mentorship. Below, is some information to consider when looking into acceleration for your child.
What Acceleration Can Cause In General:
Possible Cons to Consider Before Accelerating:
Possible Pros to Consider Before Accelerating: