Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual attendance plans). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.
We encourage your child to test, as these assessments are screeners for qualifying to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.
Although the primary purpose of these assessments is to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Programs, student results can be useful to teachers as they examine their instructional practices and can help them identify teaching strategies for all students.
Parents of Virtual School students must provide transportation on all test days (October 29, October 30, and November 2). Virtual students should be dropped off at Summit Drive Elementary’s front entrance from 7:50 to 8:00 AM and report to the school cafeteria. Teachers will be available to escort them inside. All students should wear a mask upon entering the building and practice social distancing. Students can bring a snack and water bottle. Please plan to pick up your student at the school’s front entrance at the indicated time in the table above.
If you do not want your child to participate in this testing opportunity or have questions, please contact Gresham Brown at 864-355-0838 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 20. This will be the only opportunity students have this year to take the CogAT and Iowa assessments. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program and/or CTC, please contact Jane Snyder at 355-4821 or at email@example.com.
|CogAT||Monday, October 26
Tuesday, October 27
|Normal School Hours|
|Iowa||Wednesday, October 28||Normal School Hours|
|CogAT||Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30
|8:00 - 11:00 AM
8:00 - 9:15 AM
|Iowa||Monday, November 2||8:00 - 11:00 AM|
Please be sure to link your VIC card if you or a family member shops at Harris Teeter. When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to Summit Drive! Simply click the button below for a direct link on how you can connect your VIC card to our school.
Please click here for the Summit Drive Student Handbook for 2020-21. This will provide detailed information that will help you with many questions you may have throughout the school year. Some guidelines due to Covid-19 can be found in the Destination Return to School Document.
Please see the supply lists by grade level below. We will be providing students with durable large bags that will be sent home with a Chromebook and other instructional items. Keep your supplies home with your child and place the supplies in the bags. These will serve as virtual kits that can be carried to and from school with your child depending on the attendance model being used by the district. Please note: These are supplies for students who are not enrolled in Virtual Academy. These lists are for children enrolled in the traditional model only.
Electronic registration (EDP Registration Form) and fee payment (My Schoolbucks) is now available. If you do not have access to electronic payment, you may mail a check to the school or pay the registration fee in August.
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.