Middle School Innovation Academy

Gifted/talented students need more opportunities, the report says

Gifted and talented students are an often-overlooked category of at-risk children who may one day have a wider range of intellectually challenging educational options, according to a report released by the RESA.

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St. Clair County RESA

Middle School  Innovation Academy  Program Overview


Program Goal: To provide student enrichment with an emphasis on higher-order thinking, problem-solving, collaborating, design thinking, empathy, and critical thinking.

Description: This program is a half day per week pullout program for 7th-grade students.

Program Location: St. Clair County RESA Technical Education Center, 499 Range Rd., Marysville. 810-364-8990.

Overview: The program is for seventh-grade students from all of our local districts. There is a cohort of students in the AM and a cohort in the PM on Fridays as outlined in the table below.

Transportation: Provided by local school districts via TEC bus or by parents. Information regarding busing will be provided at the parent meeting.

The path to this program began with Superintendent of St. Clair County RESA, Dan Degrow. It was his desire to offer an exciting program for students talented in the art of reading and writing. This project was founded on his vision. We are grateful for his devotion to excellence. Our heartfelt gratitude also goes out to: The superintendents of each participating district, for their support of this venture. The middle school principals and teachers, for their support in selecting students and for securing the necessary parent contacts and permissions. The parents, for placing their trust in us and allowing us to take a different and more challenging approach in teaching their children the art of reading and writing. And to the students and teachers themselves, for their talent, creativity, and energy which makes being a part of this project such a joy.