Urbana School District #116 will host two information meetings regarding the Acceleration Placement Act (Public Act 100-0421) on Tuesday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine Street, Urbana. Childcare will be provided at both meetings.
This Accelerated Placement Act requires Illinois public school districts to adopt and implement policies on acceleration that, at minimum, provide opportunities for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, opportunities for accelerating a student in a single subject area, and opportunities for “whole grade” acceleration (sometimes referred to as “grade skipping”). The law also allows districts to provide additional forms of acceleration not specifically addressed in the Accelerated Placement Act such as advanced courses, grade telescoping, AP courses, dual enrollment programs, etc. The Acceleration Placement Act will take effect July 1, 2018. USD116 will welcome guest speaker Mary Ellen Leonard for both informational meetings.
Please see the flyer for additional information: usd116.org/files/District/AcceleratedProgramFlyer.pdf