Area Schools to Receive 2017-2018 Reach for the Stars Guide
Schools across the St. Croix Valley are receiving over 1,000 free copies of the 2017-2018 Reach for the Stars Guide thanks to St. Croix Valley Gifted and the Synergy & Leadership Exchange.
What’s in the Reach for the Stars Guide?
Reach for the Stars puts over 100 academic programs, challenges, competitions, events and enrichment opportunities for K-12 students at your fingertips. Whether after school, embedded in classroom learning, or during the Summer, these programs help Minnesota students discover interests, develop passions and talents, and solve problems. Reach for the Stars cross-references each program to grade level skills and curricular areas:
Ingenuity & Applied Strategic Thinking · Science & Engineering
Vocabulary · Mathematics · Performing & Visual Arts · Creative Writing
History, Civics & Social Studies · Speech & Debate
Business · Leadership · World Languages
The Minnesota Academic League ‘ endorses each listing. Strategic partners include the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE); Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA); two Minnesota principals’ associations (MESPA and MASSP); Minnesota PTA; Metro ECSU; Education Minnesota; Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA); and Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT).
Helping Students Develop Interests, Chase Dreams
Teachers, counselors, instructional coaches, parents and students will find something useful in Reach for the Stars. All students are eligible for listed programs; need-based scholarships are available for several.
Reach for the Stars makes it easy for students to explore extra-curricular enrichment. Teachers can identify programs designed for classroom implementation to support differentiated instruction or independent Flex Time learning. Counselors can match students seeking ways to explore personal passions to local opportunities.
Where can I get one?
Volunteer members of the St. Croix Valley Gifted board are delivering Reach for the Stars 2016-2017 to:
- Each District 834 elementary, middle school, and Stillwater Area High School
- Grove Elementary
- Salem Lutheran
- St. Croix Catholic School
- St. Croix Montessori
- St. Croix Preparatory Academy
You can also pick up a free print edition at an upcoming St. Croix Valley Gifted chapter meeting or download a digital version via our Resources page.