North Park Parents, please consider attending this meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013, if your student is in the 5th or 6th grade, achieving or testing in the 95th percentile or higher on standardized tests such as the MAP. You will learn more about how to participate in the Kent Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP), a program available to all qualifying Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) students.
Kent ATYP is an highly accelerated Math or Language Arts program, providing students demonstrating unusual academic promise and passion for math or language arts an opportunity to study in greater depth and complexity, at a much faster pace, with like students of similar abilities. It is based on the Johns Hopkins Talent Search model. Similar programs also occur at Western Michigan University, Hope College, Michigan State University, and Central Michigan University.
Date and Time
Monday, October 21, 2013
Kent ISD Educational Service Center
Park In Lot #11
2930 Knapp N.E.
Grand Rapids 49525
How can my child participate?
To qualify for Kent ATYP, students must meet SAT or ACT math and/or verbal or composite score requirements and commit to completing challenging (5 to 10 hour) homework assignments every week. Motivation to undertake this rigorous class is usually a determining factor to success in the program. Students with scores at or above the 95th percentile on a nationally normed grade-level achievement test qualify to take the SAT or ACT with other middle school students through the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (N.U.M.A.T.S.).
Our North Park teachers and staff are very supportive of our students applying for and attending this program. Download the attached PDF for more details on this great resource for our children.
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Kent ATYP Contacts
Ann Hyde (primary contact)
Onsite Director Kent Academically Talented Youth Program
Mary Nell Baldwin, ATYP Executive Director
Academically Talented Youth Program