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Heard Elementary School
414 Lee Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 395-6630
FAX: (912) 303-6637 

Ms. Sylvia Wallis,
Principal
Sylvia.Wallis@sccpss.com

Hours:
Bell Times
Grades: PK - 5th


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Virginia L. Heard Elementary Academy is one of the many specialty program options offered in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.  The focus of our specialty program is "Advanced Learning." 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT IS AN ADVANCED LEARNING SPECIALTY PROGRAM?
An Advanced Learning Specialty Program provides elementary school students with an enriched, accelerated curriculum that meets the needs of the advanced learner.  Visual and performing arts are also an important part of this program.  To qualify, all students, first through the fifth grade must meet rigorous entrance requirements.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND THE HEARD ELEMENTARY ADVANCED LEARNING SPECIALTY PROGRAM?

  • STEAM--Students are engaged in lessons where they investigate and incorporate concepts from science, technology, engineering, art and math to become innovative life long learners.
  • Students are provided R.A.R.E. (Rigorous, Accelerated, Relevant, and Engaging) learning experiences.  Core Knowledge® materials are used as resources to teach students in culturally-based, comprehensive activities. Student-centered lessons allow students to work collaboratively using higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving strategies.  
  • Twenty-first century technology is used throughout the school.  Computers are in each classroom, as well as in our state-of-the-art Computer Lab.
  • Students in first  through fifth grade are offered the opportunity to take violin on campus before or after the school day.
  • Dance classes are offered by the Maxine Patterson School of Dance on the Heard campus.
  • Foreign Language is taught in kindergarten through the fifth grade.
  • Students take weekly Art classes from a certified Art teacher who frequently supervises student teachers from SCAD on the Heard campus.
  • Science Lab, hands-on experimentation and investigation, enhances classroom science instruction as part of the weekly Fine Arts classes at Heard.
  • All specialty program teachers are gifted-certified.
  • Heard has five teachers who work with students in the Gifted Education Program (GEP).
  • GEP Teachers serve all classes through enrichment. Identified gifted  students are specifically served in pull-out classes.
  • The GEP Program features competitions in the Stock Market Game, Quiz Bowl,  and  various contests throughout the year.
  • There are various student leadership opportunities at Heard: Student Council, National Junior Beta Club, and Safety Patrols.
  • Students have an opportunity to participate in after-school enrichment camps held every marking period.
  • Heard has a strong school-family-community partnership.  PTA projects offer parents numerous opportunities to participate in both the academic and social events at the school.

SPECIALTY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 

Students applying for the Kindergarten Program for the 2016-2017 School Year will apply through the lottery process.

Students applying for the first through fifth grade must meet the following criteria, as well as maintaining an overall satisfactory (S) conduct grade:

ENTRANCE CRITERIA

applying to

Kindergarten

applying to 1st Grade

applying to 2nd Grade

applying to 3rd Grade

applying to 4th Grade

applying to 5th Grade

DIBELS

DIBELS

DIBELS

SRI

MAP

SRI

MAP

SRI

MAP

TEST SCORES

 N/A

 142

 160

410

 189

650

 201

 790

211

GRADES

 

N/A

 

N/A

Final Grade “S”

(Rdg/Math/ELA

Sci/SS)

Cumulative GPA 85

(Rdg/Math/ELA

Sci/SS)

Cumulative GPA 85

(Rdg/Math/ELA

Sci/SS)

Cumulative GPA 85

(Rdg/Math/ELA

Sci/SS)

Cumulative GPA 85

(Rdg/Math/ELA

Sci/SS)

 

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