Advanced Placement Programs for Grades 5-8

Quincy Public Schools offers a variety of educational experiences appropriate to the needs of all students, including those who show signs of higher than expected academic talent and cognitive reasoning. Our Elementary Advanced Placement Program gives identified Grade 5 students an advanced program designed to broaden and deepen their academic experience. The program is held at the Point Webster Middle School and students are transported from their elementary schools to Point Webster one day each week.

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The letter to students identified to participate in the screening process was mailed out March 8, 2019. Screening assessments for all identified students were administered in late March 2019. Screening result letters will be mailed out by the end of April 2019.

For current Quincy Public Schools Grade 5 students who will enter Grade 6 in 2019-20 and did not attend the Elementary Advanced Placement Program in Grade 5, but wish to be considered to enter the Advanced Placement Program for Grades 6-8 at Central Middle School, there is an process to follow to request re-evaluation. Students requesting a re-evaluation must meet the following criteria: Two Exceeding Expectations scores on their most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS.

Private school students who may be eligible for the Middle School Advanced Placement Program for grade 6 may request an evaluation if they meet the following criteria: Documented evidence of scores at or above the 95thpercentile on standardized assessments such as the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Stanford Achievement Test (SAT 10), or the Terra Nova.

Screening assessments for qualified students will be held on April 9 and April 23, 2019. Screening results letters will be sent out in early May.

If you have questions regarding the Elementary Advanced Placement Program for Grade 5 students, please contact Erin Perkins at 617.984.8743. For questions regarding the Advanced Placement Center program for Grade 6, please contact Madeline Roy at 617.984.8760.