MACAT (housed at Frost Middle School):

The Middle School Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented (MACAT) Program is the Livonia Public Schools middle school program designed specifically for students of high ability and high achievement in all academic areas.

The MACAT curriculum consists of classes in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. MACAT students take elective classes and participate in all school activities at Frost. The process for entering the MACAT Program begins in January when all LPS sixth grade students take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). Based on the results of these tests, letters are sent to parents to inform them of the opportunity to have their son or daughter considered for the MACAT Program. A selection committee comprised of teachers and administrators then selects the MACAT students for the following fall from the students who have returned the nomination materials.

MACAT is also open to students who are not currently attending LPS schools but who live in the LPS School District. MACAT applications for the fall of 2017 are available by contacting Douglas Coates, MACAT and MSC Facilitator, at 734-744-2525 Ext. 46132, or via email at dcoates@livoniapublicschools.org. Due to the standardized testing required for admission consideration, applications for fall 2017 from non-LPS students must be submitted by Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Non-LPS students who apply will take the same standardized tests taken by LPS students, and those who qualify will be added to the students being considered for selection to MACAT for fall 2017.

For more information, contact Douglas Coates, MACAT and MSC Facilitator, for more information at 734-744-2650 Ext. 46132, or via email at dcoates@livoniapublicschools.org.

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