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    Originally Posted by gam3
    His math/reading is G4 level but the school does not allow him to move up and he lost interests in the school.
    He is struggling because class is too easy and school policy is too strict. there’s no differentiated program.
    Have you looked into your State Laws?
    Your school policies?
    The roundup of advocacy information?
    Do you have test scores, etc to support a single subject acceleration (SSA) in math?

    Are you able to identify what, specifically, "does not allow him to move up"?
    For example... is it something in the State Law?
    - the published school policies?
    - his performance?
    If performance-related, does the school engage in practices which many find to be unfair, unrealistic, or otherwise biased against gifted pupils, such as...
    - - require 100% on pre-tests?
    - - have differentiated task demands (ask more of him than other students, to earn the same grade/mark/score)?
    - - have standards-based grading (have a higher expectation of him than other students and grade according to this subjective expectation rather than according to an objective scale)?
    - - etc...

    Or are you reflecting disappointment that the school did not recognize that he could already do the work and automatically move him forward to next lessons?

    BTW, gam3, although you are new here you may want to take note that this thread is about experiences with the DYS program, and questions about the DYS application. Therefore your statements about your child's public school experience may better be posted to a new thread on that topic... to avoid changing the topic of this thread (hijacking this thread).

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    Time to resurrect this thread!

    My son's application was sent to review on the 17th. Does anyone know if they still pool the applications together monthly and send results at the end of the month? If so, would he be in the May pool or June pool? The previous posts concerning admissions are quite old so I wasn't sure if that's still how it's done.

    Thanks!

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    Originally Posted by Aalynia
    My son's application was sent to review on the 17th. Does anyone know if they still pool the applications together monthly and send results at the end of the month? If so, would he be in the May pool or June pool? The previous posts concerning admissions are quite old so I wasn't sure if that's still how it's done.
    Welcome, Aalynia!
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    The current description for the Davidson Young Scholars admissions includes:
    Applications are reviewed year-round on a rolling basis. Once applications are complete, they are sent to review. Applicants can expect to hear back regarding a decision for their application within 6-weeks of their notification of completion. Please review the following application components that are required before an application is considered complete.
    Aalynia, if you were notified on Monday, May 17, 2021 that your son's application was complete as was being sent to review, then 6 weeks from that date would be June 28, 2021.
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    How can 10 year old 5th grader test for Young scholar program? We couldn�t find psychologist to test for Wiat / WJ etc. Looks like talent search tests to take PSAT 8/9 are discontinued. What are our options? We have school tested scores like Cogat and ITBS . Scored highest possible 99 percentile in both but looks like these are scores are not accepted for young scholar program. Thank you.

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    Deep135 - Have you looked at the Hoagies Gifted Education webpage?
    There is a link dedicated to psychologists administering tests to assess for gifted. https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/psychologists.htm
    These psychologists would be expected to be familiar with the DYS eligibility and testing criteria - https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-programs/young-scholars/admissions/eligibility-and-testing/.


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