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December 2019 – In June 2019, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) published new Academic Acceleration Policy Guidelines for ALL Michigan schools.  This includes the guidance about the following: single subject acceleration, whole grade acceleration, and early entrance.

Acceleration is an effective research-supported approach to meeting the needs of advanced learners.  You can find the policy guidelines, questions and answers, documents for parents, and other related links below:

Please review the links to help you understand and start conversations about successful acceleration placements.

If you have questions about the Michigan Academic Acceleration Guidelines or need further assistance, please contact the Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC).

September 2019 – Great news from the Michigan Department of Education – pass it on to your school district! Need more information on ESSA funding and gifted education? Look no further than this flier – ESSA Funding for Gifted 2019!

Schools that have data showing a need to improve their Gifted and Talented Programs or their accelerated learning programs may use title I part a or title IV part A funds to strengthen the program . They may use title II part A funds from the District to train staff to teach and facilitate these programs.

If a district or school has questions they can contact Fred Williams, Manager in the Office of Educational Supports (OES) at [email protected] or call 517-335-3866.

January 2019 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children regularly offers a limited number of scholarships for up to $250 to students who wish to attend summer enrichment programs. More information and requirements can be found on the Student Summer Scholarship Information and Application. March 1st is the annual deadline. A flier is available if you want to post this opportunity in the community.

December 2018 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is co-hosting a conference on April 25 at Ottawa ISD. The theme is “Differentiation…Comprehension Approaches to Developing Talent” with keynote speaker Dr. Todd Kettler. Check out all the information about conference and keynote speaker on their website.

February 2018 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children regularly offers a limited number of scholarships for up to $250 to students who wish to attend summer enrichment programs. More information and requirements can be found on the Student Summer Scholarship Information and Application. March 1st is the annual deadline.

January 2018 – The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is co-hosting a conference on April 26 at Ottawa ISD. Check out all the information about conference and keynote speaker on their website.

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