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Franklin-Simpson Edge Academy!
This is the first year for Franklin-Simpson Edge Academy - an academic enrichment program designed to provide extended learning for advanced students in 4th and 5th grades at Lincoln Elementary. Edge Academy is modeled after similar successful programs in our region and is designed to develop the talents and abilities of gifted and talented/high-potential students.
Students attend Edge Academy one day a week; twenty-five 4th graders attend on Tuesdays and twenty-five 5th graders attend on Wednesdays. This educational opportunity provides advanced students a full day of instruction with peers of similar ability, allowing for academic challenges that move faster and go deeper in depth. A strong focus on core academic standards is closely intertwined with the goals of fostering students’ creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills, and sense of confidence. Students are engaged in project-based learning opportunities integrating science, social studies, art, engineering, literacy, and math.