EAP is a program that provides students with the opportunity for advanced level work with students from across the district with like academic ability and interest. EAP classrooms are self-contained classrooms that serve second through sixth grade at Bear Creek and Shelton View Elementary schools.
Applicants qualify based on scores from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), a standardized academic achievement test; and an aptitude test, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) .
Student selection is based on:
The Placement Committee makes final determinations about student selection.
- Academic achievement in reading comprehension
- Applied math concepts
- Performance on the CogAT
- Space availability
October 10 2013Parent Information Night
October 11, 2013Application period for placement consideration for the 2014-15 school year begins
November 15, 2013Application deadline
The first assessment is the ITBS and there will be one test date for all applicants, grades 1 - 5, on Saturday, December 7 at Woodmoor Elementary. All students who qualify for further testing will be given the CogAT on a single testing date on Saturday, February 1 at Woodmoor Elementary.
If testing must be cancelled due to inclement weather on February 1, and only if testing is cancelled, the alternate date for CogAT testing is February 8.
Students must reside in the Northshore School District or attend a Northshore school on a current waiver to apply. EAP placement is offered first to students who live in the district.