The Western Academic Talent Search is an academic talent search program based on above-level testing and optimal match. Since many bright young students achieve above grade level, the talent search may more accurately measure their abilities than traditional in-grade achievement tests. The SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests provide a higher ceiling and valuable assessment information for young academically talented students. Taking these tests also provides students with early experience in taking college entrance-type tests. Students who have participated over the years report increased comfort with standardized testing and significant score gains based upon Talent Search experiences.
St. Vrain Students Earn 13 Awards at Academic Games National Competition!
SVVSD students exceeded expectations by earning thirteen awards during their recent participation in the Academic Games League of America competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The event incorporates games focusing on academic topics such as high level mathematic problem solving, recognizing language techniques used in persuasion, deciphering symbolic logic, comparing data in set theory, reviewing major political and cultural events, analysis of U.S. Presidents, and application of advanced language arts skills. Students from various St. Vrain Valley schools competed against students from across the nation.
Olivia Ramirez earned a perfect score in elementary division for On-Sets and is considered a National Champion! Carter Kruse earned an individual medal for 9th place in middle division of Propaganda. Chloe Kruse earned 2nd place in elementary division for Propaganda, bringing home the highly coveted Thinker award – the first for the State of Colorado. Two hundred and fifty four students competed in elementary division Propaganda.
In addition to the three outstanding individual awards mentioned above, St. Vrain scholars came home with medals including 8th place in Team Propaganda for the elementary division, and 2nd place in a section of Team Equations for the elementary division.
Participation in the Academic Games League is open to all students, grades 4-12. To learn more about the games or competition, visit www.agloa.org. If a student is interested in participating with next year’s team, email firstname.lastname@example.org for practice schedule information. Practices begin June 20th.
(Left to Right) St. Vrain Valley School District, Academic Games League of America Team
Front Row: Mackenzie Ross, Sam Fallon, Tiffany Yie, Olivia Ramirez, Chloe Kruse, Breona Fung, Marie Ciminski, Ian Greenspan, Adi Bhushan
Second Row: Zoie McDowell, Katie Larson, Emiley Yie, Carter Kruse, Sid Bhushan, Joe Ciminski
Third Row: Kaden Sisk, Madeline Culwell, Alex Arnold, Michael Doan