Saturday, March 6, 2010

Harlan's Academic Center

This was on Harlan High School homepage about their 7th & 8th Grade program:
Harlan's Academic Center (7th & 8th grade, gifted program) is one of the most prestigious academic programs in Illinois.  Just recently, Harlan's Academic Center was ranked #37 amongst Illinois schools.  Approximately 98% - 100% of our Academic Center students have consistently scored at/or above the national norms on the ISAT and Explore tests.  Upon completion of their 8th grade year, students are encouraged to remain at Harlan Community Academy High School for their high school career.  Amongst the students to remain at Harlan, many have earned the validictorian and/or salutatorian titles, they have embraced and excelled in Advanced Placement courses, and they have received extensive four-year scholarships to universities, such as, Northwestern University, Bethune Cookman University, Northeastern Illinois University, etc. 

The Academic Center curriculum has changed slightly to embrace Harlan's new Engineering Magnet program and AVID.  With these added courses, these students will be introduced to the Design and Modeling of Engineering, as well as, an introduction to AVID's Cornell Note-taking style, and organizational skills needed to be successful in college
OK, consider this an open blog. I want to know what the parents out there think of Harlan's Academic Center. Is it fulfilling the needs of your children before they do secondary school level work? Why or why not?

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