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Educational Options: Day Schools
, Grade Level: Middle School
||Roosevelt Middle School - River Forest Public Schools District 90 (River Forest, IL)
||With grades 5-8, this public middle school offers an "Academically Talented Program" for about 1/3 of the students, where the curriculum is one year accelerated, and students are permitted to accelerate beyond that.
||Contributed by: Parent on 8/19/2012
Our careful investigation into RMS showed that the academically talented program (ATP) covered just two of eight class periods and that as ATP takes in over 15 percent of the student body. Our opinion is that the lower end of students is not really "that" gifted depending on your definition of gifted. All non-ATP classes are mixed ability by design and even the ATP is explicitly not a gifted program, but rather just an accelerated curriculum. I would suggest asking many hard questions before considering RMS, especially for an HG or PG child.
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