Minutes – December 2007
- Kathy Jackson
Updates: CCS Task Force on
School Choice have completed their recommendations; sent to
beginning 9th grade Engineering program
January – No meeting
– Gifted Staff and Dr. Mary Rizza
March 3 – Summer
Opportunities Fair – Franklin Park Conservatory; beginning at
3:30 p.m. – set-up around 12 noon. Huntington Bank is a Sponsor,
along with North Gate Staff (Step Into College);
April – Election of
Officers and Assessment and Testing;
Francie Nolan is working
on the following: Spelling Bee (Former Columbus Public School Board
Member – Dave Dobos is working with Francie) – March in
Washington, DC, Robotics at Dominion Middle School State
Competition and the January Public Hearing related to Gifted and
- Dr. Gene Harris
shared the following:
Levy in November 2008
preparation for College and Ohio Core (2014 Class must pass CORE
curriculum in Math and Science).
When she began in 2001, HS
Graduation rate was 55%, now 72.6% in 2006. Expect 90% for Class of
Nationwide and Big Brother/Big Sister – mentor 8th
graders; work with select students to stay in school. All mentors
get a background check, training; to date 1200 Mentors.
Devry Academy – 22 students to graduate from 16 different HS; 2nd
year of the program – Associate Degree in Network System
Administration and HS Diploma.
OSU Partnership –
Teacher’s Academy; Students attend their home school and OSU
Kenyon College – similar
program as OSU. 250 students participated.
PSCO – Africentric
HS/Columbus State Community College Partnership.
Reading Prg: LACES along
with Hard Court Storytime reading material; support for Pre-K, ESL,
Special needs and Gifted Students.
Middle School is biggest
area of “challenge” (locally and nationally); CCS focusing on
fewer transitions and staying in the same environment for a longer
period of time.
CCS has more success in
Elementary and HS levels; looking at structure; professional
development with MS Teachers regarding Reading, Math and climate
Leadership Development for
Gifted and Talented –
CCS committed to the program; Ohio Association of Gifted Children
looks at Columbus as a model; using Cluster Program for Elementary
and MS; HS – Advance Placement program.
Will begin Pre-K – 12
(College Prep) in the Linden community;
District paid for AP exams
for 1300 students ($80 each); 100 students for Advance Placement
5000 students took PSAT
- Q & A
Questions were asked
concerning ECLIPSE at Ecole – Kenwood (Based on Student/Teacher
Ratio), weather delays (CCS does not have delays in order not to
inconvenience the parents), school uniforms (Charity Newies will
help economically disadvantaged students if uniforms are enforced).
- Meeting Adjourned at
Michelle Sutton, Secretary