Welcome to LEAP

  • Students who are identified and selected for the Learning Enrichment Achievement Program (LEAP) receive enrichment in the same school and classroom they are in now starting second semester of the same school year. Teachers and parents typically work together in deciding which area of study (math, reading or science) the student needs accelerated course work in. As an example, if the student is above grade level in reading, they will be receiving accelerated course work in that area. The focus of this program is not to give more work but to give challenging work. LEAP Services may include differentiation, enrichment activities, grouping with peers of similar ability, project-based learning or other activities that extend learning.

    The Kindergarten and First Grade CogAT Screener consists of three out of the nine subtests from the complete CogAT Highly Capable exam, including Verbal/Picture Analogies, Number Analogies, and Figure Matrices. Each subtest includes practice questions to help students become familiar with the content and format of the subtests. These practice questions help students gain familiarity with the item formats and how to complete the different reasoning tasks. No reading is required of students in any of the subtests. Students review the pictorial questions and answer choices and click the circle under the picture that answers the question. The test is not timed, but each subtest takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete (about 45 minutes to complete the whole test). The CogAT Screener will be given on a Chromebook with headphones where they will listen to instructions throughout the test. The Selection Committee will review the students' CogAT Screener results along with Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment scores, student progress reports and teacher observation inventories to determine possible selection for LEAP Services. 

    If your child has qualified for LEAP services, they will automatically continue in LEAP each subsequent year of elementary school unless you request in writing to have your child exited from the program OR your child qualifies and accepts placement into the Highly Capable Program.

    Universal First Grade Screener:

    • Universal first grade screening typically takes place in October.
    • Information will be sent to schools and families of all first grade students in September.
    • Testing takes place in your child's classroom.
    • The test will be given on Chromebooks with headphones and takes about 45 minutes.
    • No parent or teacher referral is required.

    Kindergarten Screener: 

    • Kindergarten Screener typically takes place in November.
    • Information will be sent to schools and families of all kindergarten students in October.
    • Testing takes place at your child's school in November.
    • The test will be given on Chromebooks with headphones and takes about 45 minutes.
    • A parent referral is required by the due date for testing. A teacher referral is not required.