Yesterday we finally received the letter from the school district indicating that Mark qualified for the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program. The hard part is for him to experience it to the fullest, he needs to go to change schools.
He really doesn’t want to leave his current school. The letter indicates that if he stays at his current school, they will work at giving him a more challenging curriculum.
I tried to call the principal this morning but didn’t hear back from her. In talking with the Admin. Asst. it sounds like it could be no more than giving him extra work. Which I’m afraid will come across to him as “punishment.” I’ll have to try again tomorrow to talk with the principal and see what we can do.