TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE 9.31
EASTON, MD 21601
ADVANCED GRADE PLACEMENT FOR STUDENTS
I. The Talbot County Board of Education believes that children who have superior intellectual ability and who demonstrate advanced academic achievement should be provided the opportunity to enroll in intellectually appropriate classes and educational settings. The Board recognizes that acceleration has long been used as a practice to match appropriate learning opportunities with student abilities and that research documents the academic benefits and positive outcomes of personal acceleration for carefully selected students. The Board further recognizes that instructional adaptations such as compacting and curriculum revision are sometimes insufficient in fulfilling the academic potential of all highly capable children and that personal acceleration is called for in such cases. Therefore, the Board directs the Superintendent to establish procedures whereby students who meet established criteria may be considered candidates for advanced grade placement.