Students in second grade will be taking the CogAT and IOWA tests as part of South Carolina's Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. These tests are used as a screening process to search for students who qualify for the SC Gifted and Talented Program.
Greenville County Schools offers a Select Schools Program that includes eleven magnet academies of accelerated learning. The academic program of each magnet academy offers a theme or focus that is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a special interest, gift, talent or skill. The magnet academies are designed to meet the following district goals:
Offer unique educational choices for students
Provide a unique or specialized curriculum or educational approach
Improve achievement for all students participating in the magnet program
Promote and maintain diversity
These schools attract top students and talented teachers who bring innovative ideas to the classroom. Teachers are chosen based on their academic preparation, professional experience, and specialized skills.
The Open House Events are in October. The deadline to apply for round 1 is Decemebr 1.
A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:
View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
View their student's school and contact information
Manage parent and contact information for their students
The AES School Supply List is a list of the supplies each child will need according to grade level. The essentials are the items that the student will use everyday in class. The wish list items are extra supplies that are nice to use, but not required.