- ATYP identifies and serves middle and high school high-ability students who need the challenge, are motivated to learn, and are capable of completing above-grade-level curriculum with fast-paced instruction.
- ATYP uses advanced high school and university level curriculum which culminates in Advanced Placement (AP) content and leads to student success in advanced classes.
- Currently, ATYP has math and language arts programs that focus on advancement and acceleration in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek (depending on enrollment).
- Students begin the program in 7th or 8th grade and continue for two to four years.
- ATYP follows the local public school calendar.
- Parents are responsible for the transportation of their students to and from ATYP; some districts provide a bus.
- For most students, the courses meet one day per week from 1:20 – 3:50 p.m. (AP classes meet two days per week).
- Classes are offered Tuesday through Thursday in Battle Creek (tentative) and Kalamazoo (and virtually, tentative). All class types/locations depend on enrollment.
- These students tend to take a seminar/study hall period during the last hour of the school day for the rest of the week (if possible). They do ATYP homework there, as well as other schoolwork. They do not attend a class for that subject at the middle school.
- Read the article "Why Getting 100% on Everything is Setting Gifted Students Up to Fail"
ATYP Qualifying Information
Talent Search, CTD Assessment and ATYP