Shannon Forest Christian School (SFCS) is pleased to offer a program to meet the challenging needs of high ability learners.  The IGNITE Program provides enrichment for 1st - 5th Grade students as an inclusion program meeting once each week with both the classroom teacher and the IGNITE teacher.  Additional instruction for qualified students in 3rd - 5th Grade is a pull out program.  The criteria is listed below: 

  • 3rd Grade: $1360
  • 4th Grade: $1585

Qualifying students may be admitted to the program at the beginning of each semester.  Please contact Julie Sellars at jsellars@shannonforest.com  or 678-5119 if you have any questions.

Entrance Criteria

SINGLE FACTOR QUALIFIER

A student with an ability index at or greater than 96% on Otis-Lennon, Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC IV), InView, PTCS or other nationally recognized ability tests gains automatic entrance into the program.   InView (3rd and 5th Grades) and PTCS (1st Grade) are administered in school as a part of the Terra Nova Testing in the spring each year.  Scores will be taken from current year tests and tests that are no more than one year old.

MULTIPLE FACTOR QUALIFIERS

A student meeting two of the following three dimensions gains entrance into the program.

  • A.) Reasoning:  ability index at or greater than 93% on Otis-Lennon, Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC IV), InView, PTCS or other nationally recognized tests. Scores will be taken from current year tests and tests that are no more than one year old.
  • B.) Achievement:  achievement at or greater than 94% in Total Reading and/or Total Math on the Terra Nova achievement tests or other nationally recognized achievement tests such as IOWA or CAT.  Scores will be taken from current year tests and tests that are no more than one year old.
  • C.) Performance:  successful classroom performance with a 3.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA for students entering in the fall will be taken from the total grades of the prior year averaging the core subjects. (*See below). GPA for students entering in the second semester will be taken from the average of the first semester core subject grades. (*See below).

Any student who qualifies with Dimension A and B with a classroom performance of 2.75 or less will be admitted for a probationary period of 9 weeks. If the GPA does not improve to a 3.0 after nine weeks, the student may be dismissed from the program.

Any student qualifying for the program using Dimension C (successful classroom performance) who drops below a 3.0 GPA at the end of a nine weeks will be placed on probation. The student may be dismissed from the program if GPA does not increase to a 3.0 at the end of the next 9 weeks and 3.25 the following nine weeks.

A student holding a D grade in a core subject will not be admitted to or retained in the program.

*Core Subjects are Reading, Spelling, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Mrs. Julie Sellars serves as IGNITE teacher and can be reached at jsellars@shannonforest.com.