The Grade Skipping Packet describes a step-by-step procedure for making decisions about whole-grade skipping (double promotion) requests. It is called “Whole-Grade Skipping Information Packet” and is based on recommendations contained in a national publication entitled, “Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual” published by the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (Great Potential Press, Inc.).
The process includes a Request Form to be filled out by a teacher or parent and the collection of academic, social and developmental information. The Gifted Program Director will serve in the role of case manager for all requests for double promotion. The Gifted Director will work with building principals and staff, as well as gifted program staff, in determining a response to double promotion requests. The Superintendent or Superintendent designee gives final approval for any grade skipping decisions.
Whole Grade Skipping requests must be received by March 1st in order to be considered for the follwing school year.
Click here for the Grade Skipping Packet
Click here for the teacher form
Click here for the parent form