Policies and Procedures Handbook

Last Updated: 4/6/2005
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550

Guidelines for Admission – Gifted/Talented Students Under the Age of Sixteen Admitted to College Level Instruction

Administrative Procedure

  1. All requests for admission to this program shall originate in writing from the candidate and shall have the approval of the parents or guardian.

  2. All requests must be submitted 20 days prior to the beginning of the first course in which the student wishes to enroll.

  3. The principal will forward all requests to the Director of middle and high schools.

  4. The Director of middle and high schools will review the candidate's request and determine if he/she meets the condition for enrollment.

  5. The candidate and the college or university shall be notified whether he/she is or is not eligible for enrollment 10 days prior to the course offering.

  6. Factors to be considered when reviewing a candidate's application for admission to college level instruction:

    1. meets identification criteria for gifted and talented program
    2. grade eight and above
    3. attendance
    4. grades
    5. candidate's success in gifted and talented program
    6. teacher of gifted and talented, counselor and principal recommendations
    7. courses offered before or after regular school hours
    8. courses cannot duplicate courses offered in the student's high school program.
    9. the candidate must maintain full-time equivalent status in middle or high school.

  7. Upon successful completion of course work the student will be eligible to re-enroll with prior approval of the Dean of Students and the Director of middle and high schools. (10 days prior to the beginning of the course)

Request for Admission to Gifted/Talented To Attend College Level Instruction

Eligibility Profile Of Gifted/Talented Students Under The Age Of 16 Requesting To Enroll In College Level Instruction

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