ACAT Information

  • The ACAT (Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented) 

    Elementary-aged students who have outstanding academic achievement and ability may benefit from a specialized academic program. Livonia Public Schools has a program dedicated to providing gifted and talented students a nurturing, differentiated, rigorous, and enriched curriculum. Students have opportunities for essential interaction between children with like abilities, interests, and talents. The program is called ACAT (Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented) and is housed in Webster School, 32401 Pembroke, Livonia 48152.


    Contact David Zyczynski, ACAT Teacher Facilitator with questions at dzyczyns@livoniapublicschools.org.


    Webster Alternative Classrooms for Academically Talented (ACAT) Program – Parent Meeting

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm

    [Download Meeting Flyer]

    Webster Elementary ACAT program serves the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and talented students in grades 1-6 in our community. Join us to learn if this program might meet the needs of your student. We accept applications to consider students who are currently in kindergarten through 4th grade. You will learn about our application and selection process, our philosophy, and our curriculum. Webster principal Mrs. Lora Boka and ACAT teacher facilitator Mr. David Zyczynski will be present to provide information and answer your questions.


    Click here for the ACAT application link. The application deadline is February 4, 2022. This window is available for families residing within LPS boundaries or students already enrolled in LPS through Schools of Choice

    Email Mr. Zyczynski at dzyczyns@livoniapublicschools.org with questions.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions about the ACAT Program

    Who can be considered for the ACAT program?

    Any student currently in grades Kindergarten - 4 who lives within LPS district boundaries or is already attending school in LPS through the Schools of Choice program.

    Can students who live outside of the Livonia Public Schools boundary area attend the ACAT program?
     
    Yes.  Each spring, students who live outside of LPS are considered through the Michigan Schools of Choice process.  Specific information for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year will be made available during the first week of April, 2022.

    Does my child need to be nominated by their current teacher?

    No.  This is not a requirement to apply to the ACAT program. 

    How are students identified to attend the ACAT program?

    Numerous factors are considered when determining who would be best served by attending the ACAT program. Students who demonstrate advanced mathematical and reading skills based on i-Ready results are invited to interact with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). During CogAT testing parents/guardians and the current classroom teacher are asked to complete a student inventory. Finally, a group of Webster Elementary staff works to identify individuals who would benefit from the ACAT program.

    Is my child eligible for bussing to Webster Elementary?

    Yes. All students who live within Livonia Public Schools boundaries are eligible to take the bus to Webster Elementary.

    When do new students start in the ACAT program?

    Eligible students start at the beginning of the next school year.  

    ACAT IMPORTANT DATES:

    • November 29th, 2021: the 2022-2023 school year application opens for students who live within LPS district boundaries or who already attend LPS through Schools of Choice. New, Schools of Choice applications for entry into the ACAT program at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year will become available during the first week of April, 2022. Applications will be available online on the LPS and Webster websites.
    • December 9th, 2021: a virtual ACAT informational meeting will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All LPS district and non-district families are welcome. [Meeting Link]
    • January - March, 2022: CogAT assessment by appointment at Webster Elementary.
    • February 4th, 2022: application deadline.
    • April, 2022: families are informed of their child’s status for the 2022-2023 school year.
    • April 4th, 2022: Schools of Choice information available for those who live outside of the LPS district.

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