2015-2016 SOLAR Angels
Student Opportunity for Learning Acceleration and Research
Students will be identified as academically in the Fall Semester by using the MAP cut scores for gifted and/or scores of Exceeds/Exemplary on MAP.
The recommended gifted cut scores are as follows:
Math 2nd – 227, 3rd – 236, 4th – 239, 5th – 247, 6th – 252, 7th – 257, 8th – 261
Reading 2nd – 214, 3rd – 218, 4th – 225, 5th – 228, 6th – 232, 7th – 236, 8th – 240
An ILP will be completed for each student who qualifies as a SOLAR Angel. Students will be assigned enrichment times during the school day with either a volunteer or the Intensive Coaching Initiative (ICI) coach to use Ecademy. Some of the 7th and 8th graders will also comprise the scholars bowl team, while some of the 5th and 6th graders will comprise the Battle of the Books team.
Additionally, SOLAR Angels will form the parade team. The coaches are Mrs. Fields – Coach, Ms. Wagers – Asst. Coach. The SOLAR Angel Parade Team will participate in three parades during the school year; the African American Festival Parade in the fall, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in the winter, and the RiverFest parade in the spring. Their task is to create and build small floats for the first two parades, culminating in a major float for RiverFest.
The meeting times are as follows:
Thursday from 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
Once a month (2nd Thursday) August-December, twice a month January-March (2nd and 4th Thursday), every Thursday in April and May