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Academic Challenge

Does your child demonstrate characteristics associated with being gifted, such as superior intellectual achievement, high motivation and interest, verbal proficiency, strong problem-solving ability, logical thinking and creativity? Would they benefit from a supportive learning environment, which includes positive behaviour supports and social participation?

Our Academic Challenge Program (AC) enables gifted students to achieve excellence by providing differentiated instruction and strategies to support their intellectual, social and emotional needs. The AC program allows students who are gifted to have opportunities for thinking and learning in ways that enhance their individual needs through meaningful programming. 

To qualify for the AC program, students must have a current psychoeducational assessment in which they have scored in the superior range on an individual cognitive assessment (preferably the WISC-V).  They must also demonstrate characteristics that would have their current school, in consultation with their parents, recommend the AC program as an appropriate program for them.

Program Information page on Division website

Hillgrove School