In addition to OPAL, SPACE has worked with the board of education to create honors English programs at the middle school levels. They have also worked with OPAL teacher Maria Maynard on the Odyssey of the Mind competition, which has grown in popularity within the district. Odyssey is a worldwide problem-solving competition that mixes fun with creative "out of the box" thinking.
"Over the past several years we have seen a lot of improvements to our advanced learning programs. The board has a commitment to offer educational opportunities to all levels of learners," said board president Margaret Smith.
SPACE will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sacandaga Elementary School for a discussion featuring Anna Sugarman, a specialist in gifted education. Sugarman will discuss how to advocate for an optimal match between your child's needs and the resources available in the schools. Joe Biss, a local science consultant, will be presenting an exotic animal show in the cafeteria for the children of those attending the forum with Anna Sugarman.
For information about SPACE, visit the school's Web site at www.sgcsd.net.