Partners in Education: Gifted & Talented Academy


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Partners in Education: Gifted & Talented Academy

By Kasey Hott. CREATED Sep 11, 2012

GREEN BAY - It's a new year for students in Northeast Wisconsin, and the Green Bay School District is opening its doors to a brand new program for academically gifted students.

Noah Schwartz is a fifth-grade student at Langlade Elementary School in Allouez, and he's not afraid to dream big.

"I'd like to be President of the United States of America," Noah said.

Noah is part of the school's new Gifted and Talented Academy. It's made up of students from second to sixth grade who attend schools all throughout the Green Bay district.

"The idea behind the program is to give parents and students in the Green Bay Public School another opportunity to customize their education," said Langlade Principal Tammy VanDyke.

Teachers say the program gives students a chance to learn at their own pace.

"They don't need to sit in class and listen to something maybe two or three times, that they got the first time," VanDyke said.

Noah loves school, and says he's excited to be part of the new program.

"It's just a great environment. This school has been a great environment, ever since I was in kindergarten," he said.

Seventy students are currently enrolled in the academy. Parents who would like to learn more about the program can attend information sessions offered throughout the school year.