• Our Enriched Academics Optional program, with a focus on technology, allows students to become well-rounded, tech-savvy, creative thinkers and leaders. 

    Learning in Optional classes is enriched by:

    • Faster paced, higher level instruction and enrichment to best meet the needs of students who are academically advanced
    • Accelerated Reader program to encourage independent reading at a student's own reading level
    • CLUE gifted program available for eligible students in all grades
    • STEM opportunities, including hands-on learning in a weekly STEM class with a specialist teacher, STEM Club, and coding
    • Academic awards and competitions, including Scripps National Spelling Bee, Accelerated Reader, and quarterly honors
    • Caring and dedicated teachers who nurture curiosity and creativity, and support both academic and emotional growth of students
    • Strong partnerships with families, including multiple family activities throughout the school year such as Family Reading Night and Family Math & Science Night
    • Enriching experiences in special skills classes including art, music, PE, library, computer, and science lab

    Entrance Requirements

    • Grades 1-2: 65th percentile or higher in both reading and math on the Optional Admittance Test
    • Grades 3-5: 65th percentile or higher in both reading and math on a nationally normed, standardized test (such as TNReady or FastBridge) dated from the previous spring semester or later
    • All A's and B's in academic subjects, with no more than one C per semester, and satisfactory grades in specialist subjects with no N's or U's.
    • Satisfactory conduct in all subjects with no N's or U's.
    • Satisfactory attendance, including promptness to school, with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies and/or early dismissals.

    Renewal Requirements

    • All A's and B's in academic subjects, with no more than one C per semester, and satisfactory grades in specialist subjects with no N's or U's.
    • Satisfactory conduct in all subjects with no N's or U's.
    • Satisfactory attendance, including promptness to school, with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies and/or early dismissals.

          For more information please contact: Veronica Aldridge @ aldridgevd@scsk12.org