Welcome to L. Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted
Quotes From ParentsÖ
Parental Survey Taken March 2013:
- Do you feel your child is receiving a good education? 96% Yes
- Do you feel your child is safe and secure at the school? 95% Yes
- Do you feel welcome at the school? 96% Yes
- Do you feel your child is showing academic growth and improvement? 99% Yes
- Would you recommend our school to others? 98% Yes
We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do this. Whether we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we havenít so far."L. Hollingworth School for Talented and Gifted (LHSTG) is designed to support academic acceleration by providing personalized support, authentic assessment, and school-wide differentiated, learning activities. We believe that every child who demonstrates the capability for high achievement in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, areas of creativity, art, or leadership and who needs services and activities not satisfactorily provided by their school district, deserves an opportunity to learn in this type of educational environment where students will be given the opportunity to fully develop their capabilities and unique gifts.
We believe that all children are entitled to receive a comprehensive education that meets the needs for all types of learners. Colangelo, Assouline and Gross (2004) argued in their national research- based report (A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students), “America’s schools routinely avoid academic acceleration, the easiest and most effective way to help highly capable students.”
All children should receive a challenge appropriate to their preparedness and motivation.
Joshua S. Peterson