Ten teachers have earned National Board Certification, a rigorous, year-long process; 74% of teachers hold advanced degrees (Master's, Ed.S, Ed.D); teachers have also recently been recognized by the Library of Congress Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Orff Music Conference
Students have earned recognition for their writing as well as their visual art submissions in local, regional and even national competitions
Offers a Spring Arts Academy for selected students in partnership with the Dept. of Art Education at the University of Memphis
Before/Aftercare Program earns consistent high ratings from the state of Tennessee. Students complete homework, receive tutoring, eat a nutritious dinner, spend time with technology, and enjoy outdoor activities, games, field trips and more
Students have many opportunities to give back through St. Jude Math-a-thon, Kids Kan, Jump Rope for Heart, and Shoes for Hope
Extracurriculars: Dance, Strings, Chorus, Tennis, Class Piano, Girls in Pearls
Gifted Education: CLUE
Special Education: Inclusion, Speech Therapy
Parent Involvement: PTO, Watch DOGS, Volunteer with special events, instruction in classroom, fundraisers, field trips, etc.
Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes.
Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants for 1st and 2nd grades must take the Optional Schools admittance tests and score at or above the 65th percentile, while applicants for 3rd-5th grades must score at or above the 65th percentile on the total and composite Reading and Mathematics NWEA MAP test. Applicants for 1st grade should have earned Mastery for 85% or more of the second and fourth quarter Kindergarten Report Card Skills and 2nd-5th applicants should have no report card grades below a C or S.
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