Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress.
According to the National Reading Panel, the more students read, the better their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Reading is the key to future success, and summer reading is instrumental to that success. Students lose literacy skills when they don’t read during the summer. Summer reading keeps literacy skills front and center for the coming school year.
“The practice of reading and learning to love good books during the summer gives us the opportunity to extend the school year,” said Regina Renaldi, Assistant Superintendent Area 3 & Priority Programs.