Gifted and Talented Program
- Acceleration of instruction means that students are given a curriculum that is at a higher level above students current grade level; information is more complex and/or more rapidly covered
- Enrichment is defined as giving students the opportunity to learn in greater depth and breadth
- Accelerated and enriched instruction aims to:
- provide all students capable of doing accelerated instruction or enriched work with the opportunity to do so
Strategies Implemented at CJMS
- Formative assessment (i.e. exit cards, portfolios, Promethean ActiVotes)
- Anchor Activities
- Flexible Grouping
- Tiered Activities
"NEW" Enriched and Accelerated classes at Cabin John Middle School for 6th Grade students:
- Historical Inquiry into Global Humanities 6: This course is built around the core Grade 6 social studies curriculum that includes historical content from early civilizations, the empires of Greece and Rome, the dynasties of China, and civilizations of the first millennium. Cohort students will go beyond this core; however, as they learn additional content, explore deeper connections to today, engage in investigative inquiry to strengthen their writing through Document Based Questions, and enhance their learning through relevant literature connections.
- Applied Investigations into Mathematics 6: This course is designed to extend students’ understanding of mathematical concepts aligned with Common Core State Standards, accelerating the pace of instruction while diving deeper into concepts at an equal level of intensity. This is much more than an accelerated mathematics course as the program offers access to many academic competitions and the opportunity to conduct fieldwork. Students work with an academic cohort to conduct independent inquiries using mathematics, computer science, and the scientific process to solve real-world problems.
MCPS Accelerated and Enriched Instruction Website:
Spanish translations are now available to be downloaded from the MCPS website.
Look under "special programs" under the "parents" section in the main section of the site. Select the program you are interested in and the application should be available on each program's site.
Announcements and Workshops
Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students:
Montgomery County Public Schools is excited to share a family-friendly way to begin considering your student's high school options for the following year. In addition to the themed and enriched and accelerated courses/programs available to your students in their local high school for 2020-2021, your student also may be eligible for application/special programs.
This year, parents/ guardians of current 8th Grade students will be able to access and review all the high school application programs that your student is eligible on the myMCPS Parent Portal beginning October 4th. Additional information about program options and eligibility are available below.
September 19th at 6:30pm – High School Preview Night for the Churchill and Wootton Clusters at Richard Montgomery High School
Each preview night is designed for specific high school clusters. All preview nights will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be live streamed on the MCPS website.
October 4 – Common online application for High School Magnet programs available
November 1 – Deadline to submit online application for High School Magnet programs
Application program information is available on the MCPS website:
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/career-readiness/options.aspx#high and a one-page High School Countywide and Regional Special Programs At-a-Glance is available.
More information may be found on the MCPS website: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/admissions/applications.aspx/
For frequently asked questions please see: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/