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Simpson Middle School AC Criteria and Matrix

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Advanced Content

The Cobb County School District uses the Advanced Content Class as its delivery model for Gifted and Advanced Content service.  Students are homogeneously grouped on the basis of academic performance/achievement in a specific academic content area.  Classes include gifted and highly able students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation in a particular content area as determined by local school criteria.

Curriculum: The Cobb County School district supports a differentiated curriculum for students receiving service in Advanced Content classes.  Advanced Content courses differ in pace and complexity and follow an approved curriculum.  Advanced Content courses are available in English/language arts, science, social studies, and foreign language (8th grade only).

Placement Criteria:  Students may be placed in Advanced Content classes based on multiple measures as indicated on the attached matrix.