• Reservoir Gifted Academy (Grades 5-8)

    The program at Reservoir Gifted Academy is a full-time academic program designed to support academically gifted students. It offers students an opportunity to engage in learning activities at an accelerated pace, depth, and complexity of on grade-level and above-grade-level curriculum. 

     
    Qualifying students will have consistently demonstrated exceptional abilities in both mathematics and reading as measured by the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) which is a nationally normed assessment. In addition to the NWEA MAP Assessment, qualifying students will have performed Above Average on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and/or the  Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and performs at the Meets or Exceeds level on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in both reading and math.
       
     

     
    Below is the process for students currently attending Peoria Public Schools:

    Students will be placed on the list to be considered for Reservoir Gifted Academy using the following criteria:

    OPTION 1 – Student has a College and Career Readiness (CCR) percentile ranking average for the available 3rd and 4th grade NWEA test administrations in reading (75%) and math (80%).

    OPTION 2 - Student earned an 89% or higher percentile ranking on the CogAT.

    OPTION 3 - Student is within 5 percentile points of meeting either option 1 or option 2 AND scored a 5 (Exceeds Standards) on the 2022 Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in both reading and mathematics.


     
     
    If you strongly feel your student should be considered for admittance into Reservoir Gifted Academy and you did not receive a letter stating he or she was being considered, parents can submit a referral: PARENT REFERRAL FORM    
     
    ALL PARENT REFERRALS (including the WISC results - see below) FOR CURRENT PEORIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT GIFTED SELECTION COMMITTEE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023. Please send to the address below.
     
    Peoria Public Schools
    Attn:  Tracy Donath
    3202 North Wisconsin Avenue
    Peoria, IL  61603
     
     
    Since your child did not qualify for consideration using the data listed above, it is highly recommended that your child be given the WISC (Weschsler Intelligence Scale for Children) at Bradley University in order to add another data point for consideration. There is a fee for this test.
     
    You will need to email BOTH Ken Harding and Jean Berry at Bradley University to schedule the WISC assessment for your child.  Use the information below.
     
     
    The two contacts for testing at Bradley University:
     
    Ken Harding - WISC Administrator
     
    Jean Berry - WISC Scheduler
     
    Please email both Mr. Harding and Ms. Berry when scheduling the WISC assessment.  If you have questions regarding the WISC assessment process, you may call the Bradley University office at 309-677-2510.
     
     
     
     

    If you have any questions regarding the process of identifying students for placement at Reservoir Gifted Academy, please call Tracy Donath at 672-6536 (extension 22265). 

    Please do not contact Reservoir Gifted Academy regarding the application process or the status of your child's application.