2990 80th St. E.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
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Atheneum: If you are interested in learning more about the Atheneum Program, please click here for tour dates and information.
Middle School or High School: If you would like to schedule a tour at Inver Grove Heights Middle School or Simley High School following one of the tours listed above, please contact Middle School Guidance Counselor Jill Heasley at 651-306-7206 or Simley Guidance Counselor Kris DeVries at 651-306-7005.
Cluster Classrooms at All Elementary Schools
Many of our Cluster teachers completed writing time in the areas of
math and Language Arts over the summer. A wide variety of classroom
resources have been purchased to support the addition of more rigorous
learning opportunities. Advanced books and discussion guides (from the College of William
and Mary) will be used for literary discussion groups in the cluster
classrooms. Word Masters, a competition that focuses on vocabulary and
engages verbal reasoning through the study of analogies, will be
implemented in cluster classrooms in grades three through five. As in
previous years, Brainboosters Math Enrichments, Jr. Great Books (grades
3-5), Pancakes and Poetry and Destination ImagiNation will also be
available to Able Learners.
Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program at Salem Hills
program began with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in 2002. Since that time, Atheneum has expanded to include second-graders.
Students in the Atheneum Magnet Program have to meet eligibility
criteria determined by a district identification committee. Students
invited to participate have been tested and found to be in the superior
range of cognitive ability. The program’s mission is to provide a
self-contained classroom option for these students to enhance the daily
academic rigor that will motivate and challenge this group of learners.
Middle School Programming
Atheneum at the middle school has had a face lift. Since the fall of
2005, Atheneum students have been grouped with other able learners for
honors classes. We will continue to have advanced classes as well. In
prior years our middle school able learner offerings included math,
language arts and reading. We have expanded our offerings to include
honors social studies and science and advanced social studies and
Ongoing training and support on curriculum differentiation is held
for all teachers who are involved with able learner program students.