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Learn More About Young Scholars

Click here to view the Young Scholar story written
by the Star Tribune.
"A new program in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district aims to find and challenge bright students who might not show up on regular screenings for gifted education."

Peace Jam Unit
4th and 5th Grade Young Scholars


4th and 5th Young Scholars learned about the Tibetan culture in our Peace Jam unit about the Dali Lama.

Cedar Park Students Participate in the
2009-2010 District 196 Inventor's Fair


20 of Cedar Park's fourth and fifth graders recently participated in the District 196 Inventor's Fair. They used their creative problem solving skills and applied them to some real problems in their lives. Parents, teachers, and other professionals judged the students' inventions. Out of 300 participants, the top 10% received a blue ribbon award. The young inventors have the opportunity to go on the State Young Inventor's Fair at the Best Buy Rotunda at the Mall of America on May 1, 2010! All fourth and fifth graders are eligible to participate, so be thinking of your invention for next year.

Rosa Parks: A Reader's Theater Performance
By the 3rd Grade Young Scholars

Rosa Parks

Cedar Park...A Place for Peace
By 4th and 5th Grade Young Scholars


So You Want to be a Surgeon?
2009 Winter Exploration Class



Scary Parent Night
November 2009
GT Students Grades 3-5

Scary Parent Night


Chiropractic Intern Visit
2008-2009 School Year

Chiropractic Visit
Click the picture above to view a slideshow of
pictures from our Chiropractic Intern Visit


2008-2009 Cow Eye Dissection

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Gifted and Talented Parent Links

Gifted and Talented Student Links

Science Fair Invite

Cedar Park's Gifted and Talented Program

Our district’s Gifted and Talented (GT) Services are quite broad, and include a continuum of services. Here are some examples of opportunities offered to students at Cedar Park through the coordination of the GT teacher, classroom teacher, and building specialists:

Services for all students

* School wide assemblies
* Whole class enrichment activities
* Field studies
* Young Scholars thinking skills lessons

Services for many students

* After school classes
* Classroom options such as choice in which novel group to join
* Classroom enrichment assignments

Services for some students

* Flexible enrichment groups
* Differentiation of assignments
* Programs outside of school that may match student talents/interests

Services for few students

* Ongoing pull-out groups studying interdisciplinary topics with a focus on the components of Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Research Skills

Not all GT service is provided by the GT specialist, as you can see. In fact, parents are easily the most important GT service providers! Think of all the opportunities parents make available to children: important conversations, music lessons, family field trips, or just taking the time to talk with children about what they are learning and thinking!


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