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Thinking Caps

Thinking Caps

(Available to eligible students in Grades 3-8)

The Thinking Caps program for academic enrichment is available to students in Grades 3-8 who score at least three grade levels above current grade on annual Terra Nova Achievement Tests. TC students attend a 40-minute classroom session on a rotating basis throughout the school year.  Higher-level thinking skills are developed and encouraged through the use of various intellectual challenges.  

Thinking Caps students attend off-site activities throughout the school year including:

  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) Academic Events in support of Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).  These events include the Science Bowl, America Bowl, History Bowl, Computer Fair, Reading Festival and Eco Challenge.
  • K’NEX Challenge and Battery Car Races sponsored by North Allegheny School District and the AIU.
  • Design Lives Here Engineering Program sponsored by WQED
  • Intensive multi-week programs as possible, such as the BEST Robotics Competition sponsored by Grove City College
  • SPS Thinking Caps Olympiad (intramural academic competition)