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Courses for Gifted Students

Challenge your gifted seventh or eighth grade student with our exciting and thought-provoking Fast-Paced math and verbal courses. All are designed to engage and equip your bright student for academic success.

Lake County students who are identified by their school districts as scoring in the 95th percentile on an acceptable achievement test in sixth grade will be invited to participate. Homeschool, private and parochial school parents may email for information about submitting their children's scores.

To qualify for the 2019-2020 CLC Fast-Paced Talent Search, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled and attending school in a Lake County, IL school district.
  • Currently enrolled in the sixth grade (during 2017-2018 school year).
  • Obtained the following scores:
    • 95th percentile or above on any one sub-test or total composite of the district's math and/or verbal aptitude achievement test. Scores at the 95th percentile or higher on the Total Composite Battery Score also qualify students, or
    • 95th percentile or above on another nationally normed, standardized grade-level achievement test, or
    • 95th percentile or above on a national achievement test (i.e. Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) or on a test of quantitative aptitude. Either the total score or the score on any portion of the mathematics or verbal (language) part of the test is acceptable.

Fast-Paced 7th & 8th Grade Math (Fall and Spring)

This two-year experience will challenge and help build your student's confidence through math topics not typically included in traditional 7th and 8th grade Algebra or Geometry math classes.

Fast-Paced 7th & 8th Grade Verbal (Fall and Spring)

This two-year experience will challenge and help build your student's confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Verbal topics include Greek and Latin stems, grammar, literature and writing.

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