Cambridge Secondary 1 

    for Middle School Students Who Are Gifted or High-Achieving

    Entry Requirements
    No application will be necessary for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students who meet the requirements listed below will be scheduled into Cambridge Secondary.  Of course, parents may opt their child out of the Cambridge Secondary program.
    Candidate Requirements
    • Eligibility for gifted services*, and/or
    • Level of 4 or 5 on the statewide assessment for both English Language Arts and Mathematics, and
    • GPA of at least 3.5 (current 6th and 7th graders)
    • Cambridge Primary participation is not necessary for entry into Cambridge Secondary.  However, students who demonstrated strong academic performance and achievement scores of level 3 or higher for both English Language Arts and Mathematics will qualify for advanced sections.

    *Students who score less than a level 3 on statewide assessments for English Language Arts or Mathematics will require intensive remediation, making Cambridge Secondary or advanced sections unlikley.

    Other candidate characteristics:
    • academic excellence
    • commitment to the program
    • involvement in outside activities
    • attendance
    • behavior
    If your child currently is not scheduled to participate in Cambridge Secondary 1 and does meet the requirements listed above, you may contact your child's school for more information.
    Out-of-District Applications: Again, for students in-district, no application is necessary.  However, for students without state assessment scores or with unique transcripts, please see the application documents below.  Please submit this out-of-district application to your middle school principal.