Charles Townes Center
BeliefsTo support an excellent education for our students we believe:
- Students of exceptionally high intellectual potential do not simply learn faster, they often learn in a
qualitatively different way; they deserve appropriate rigor, complexity, and depth in what they learn,
as well as opportunities to demonstrate significant academic and intellectual growth,
- Fostering a love of learning is a shared enterprise among home, school, community and student and
that we will communicate openly and work together to support the intellectual curiosity and active
participation by students in managing their learning,
- Students will obtain personal academic growth through self-evaluation of their approach to learning,
- Self-esteem, honesty, fairness, respect, empathy, integrity, and cooperation are essential in our
dealings with one another,
- We should offer our students opportunities for service, leadership, appreciation of cultural diversity,
creative expression, and activities that enrich their learning.
On Thursday, October 18, 2012, there will be a testing session for Greenville County students who are currently not enrolled in a Greenville County public school. This testing will only be for students in second grade or students who have not previously been tested (grades 2-5). If your child has previously attended this testing, there is no need to attend again. Read more and download the form which is due by October 12.
Students should arrive at Sterling School, home of the Charles Townes Center and be ready for testing to begin at 9:00. Testing will take no longer than 1 ˝ hours. Each child needs to bring 2 pencils.
During the testing period, parents will be able to tour the school with Mr. Johnstone. Parents need to bring this information with them on the day of testing:
- Copy of child’s birth certificate
- Copy of current year’s mid-term progress report
- Copy of any standardized test results for child
Fax the completed form to Jane Snyder by Friday, October 12, 2012.
09.16.2011 For more information contact Jane Snyder by email or call 864-355-4821. For directions to Sterling see theContact Us page.
CTC Grade Level Programs
The Charles Townes Center is designed to have a capacity of 75 students per grade for grades three through eight. The selection process mirrors procedures outlined in Regulation 43-220 of the SC Code of Laws. This process ensures that all children have equal access to Gifted and Talented programs within The School District of Greenville County. Initial entry into the Center at the third grade is based on three student performance dimensions…reasoning ability as measured by nationally standardized aptitude assessments, achievement as measured by nationally standardized assessments, and classroom performance as a composite of four authentic student performance measures. The student must meet the criteria in two of the three dimensions in order to qualify for admission to the Center.