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Elementary Programs
Grades K-5

Identified gifted students qualify for honors math and/or language arts.

Criteria for Gifted/Honors

  • OLSAT - Cognitive ability
    • Verbal & Non-verbal
  • I-Ready – Reading and Math - Achievement
    • Test administered in fall, winter and spring

The district analyzes cognitive ability and achievement data to determine student placement.

Nine assessment measures, including achievement and cognitive ability test scores are used to determine the student performance levels of Plainfield CCSD #202 second grade students and student new to the district in 3rd and 4th grade.  Students scoring in the top 10% across the district qualify for gifted honors placement.

Math and Language Arts Honors curriculum is whole grade level acceleration and aligns with the general education Illinois Learning Standards for the next grade level above.

For students that did not qualify for placement in grade three, here are the steps for an appeal:

  1. A parent, teacher or administrator can nominate a student for an appeal at the end of 3rd or 4th grade.
  2. The student will retake the OLSAT unless they currently have a cognitive score of 130 on any of the sub tests or the composite score.
  3. If a score of 130 is achieved, then the student’s teacher completes a Gifted Rating Scale (GRS).
  4. The GRS is sent to the district office to be scored.
  5. The district makes a placement decision based on the results of the GRS and OLSAT scores.

Middle School Programs
Grades 6-8

Students identified as Gifted in Grades 3 - 5 qualify for Honors ELA and Math in Middle School. If the receiving principal has concerns regarding student data, they will reach out to parents / guardians to discuss placement decisions. Additionally other students will be identified for Honors with the help of a nine part matrix including Olsat and iReady Reading and Math.  Students recommended for MS Honors but not identified as Gifted will be recommended to take the summer Math 6H program in preparation for honors programming. Further information will be shared by building administration during winter of student's 5th grade year. 

6H ELA          6H Math

7H ELA          7H Math

8H ELA          Algebra 1 / Algebra I Honors (both Algebra courses earn HS credit)

High School Programs
Grades 9-12

Career and Technical Education
Computer Applications (Dual Credit – JJC OFS 114), Orientation to Business (Dual Credit – JJC Consumer Economics 107), Culinary Arts 3 (Dual Credit – JJC Culinary Arts 106)

English I Honors, English II Honors, Rhetoric I & II (Dual Credit), AP English (Language & Composition), AP English (Literature & Composition)

Fine Arts
AP Studio Art

Foreign Language
AP French Language & Culture, AP German Language & Culture, AP Spanish  Language, AP Spanish Literature, Spanish II  & III Honors, German II & III Honors, French II & III Honors

Algebra I Honors, Geometry Honors, Algebra II Honors, Pre-calculus Honors, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A

AP Music Theory

Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, Physics Honors, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP  Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology Honors,

Social Studies
AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Government & Politics: U.S., AP  Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Updated 12/22