The Albuquerque Public Schools final Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC) meetings of the year are coming up. Please attend and voice your concerns (or praises) for the gifted education your children are receiving and show support for the teachers.
---> Ask about allocations of gifted teachers at your schools. There are changes happening and teacher caseloads are increasing.
----> Ask about your children's service hours and how they will be implemented in the face of potentially fewer contact hours with a gifted teacher.
---->Ask about Middle School gifted science, social studies, and seminar and how your child who may only qualify in the areas of creativity and critical thinking will be serviced if these classes are eliminated.
We especially need representation in Zones 1 and 2. If your child attends school in Zone 2 and you intend to go to this meeting, will you please send me an email at email@example.com so I can suggest a few talking points?
The next APS Zone GAC Meetings are Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6 - 7:30 pm:
Zone 1 -Manzano High School
Zone 2 -West Mesa High School
Zone 3 - Valley High School
Zone 4 - Del Norte High School
The Zones are defined for the following high schools:
Zone 1: Albuquerque, Highland, and Manzano and their feeder schools.
Zone 2: Atrisco Heritage, Rio Grande and West Mesa, and their feeder schools.
Zone 3: Cibola, Valley and Volcano Vista, and their feeder schools.
Zone 4: Del Norte, Eldorado, La Cueva and Sandia, and their feeder schools.