Staying Involved Throughout the School Years. Shawna Lynch, M.Ed. Transition. Research shows that prior academic achievement is a strong predictor of future academic performance. All students encounter transitions. Academic Success. Parent Involvement Parental Expectations
Shawna Lynch, M.Ed.
Research shows that prior
academic achievement is a strong
predictor of future academic
All students encounter transitions.
The Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) is the
highest graduation plan offered by the State of Texas.
Students must complete the Recommended High
School Program, third level of a foreign language, and
four advanced measures.
Advanced measures include:
The goal of the TPSP is for students to create work that reflects the professional quality that the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students requires. Student projects are TEKS-based and focus on the core content areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with interdisciplinary connections.
Students receive scholarships in addition to
the scholar recognition.
The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation.
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living on campus, students in this two-year program complete a rigorous academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instruction is by regular university faculty.
Destination ImagiNation, Inc., the world’s largest creativity and problem solving organization, inspires participants in all of its programs, to learn the process, art, and skill associated with problem solving.
Ages 4- college level
Smith, J. (2006). Examining the long-term impact of
achievement loss during the transition to high school.
Journal of Secondary Education.