Weather Notice

Due to the potential for icy road conditions, Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  All elementary, middle, and junior high classes will begin at 10:00am.  All high school classes will begin at 10:30am.  Buses will also run on a two-hour delayed schedule. 

 

Huntsville City Schools Weather Safety Team, working in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies, will continue to monitor conditions and send out updates should any additional changes be necessary.  For more information about the weather safety decision process, please select the more information link below.

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AGT Magnet Application

The Academy for Gifted & Talented (AGT) is open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Steps to Apply for AGT:

  1. All students applying must be identified as Gifted & Talented or in the Gifted Screening process.  For information regarding Gifted Screening, please contact Mrs. Wendy Graham at 256-428-6872
  2. Apply online during the Application Window.  Ensure that you have applied by saving your application confirmation page.
  3. The "Next Step" in the process will be completing an online writing sample on a designated date at Williams Middle School.  Please bring an HCS laptop and charger if able.  Applicants will be notified of dates via email after the application window closes.

The Writing Sample:

Students should be prepared to write an essay response about personal experiences related to gifted education, personal interest in continuing participation in gifted programming, and commitment to academic and creative pursuits.

Scoring Criteria:
Score Standard 1 - Interest Standard 2 - Commitment Standard 3 - Experiences
4 Student expresses a strong interest and has a detailed understanding of the program theme. Student expresses an evident eagerness to participate in the program theme. Student shares a variety of past arts/creative achievements and experiences that support the theme.
3 Student expresses a clear interest and understanding of the program theme. Student expresses some eagerness to participate in the program theme. Student shares some past arts/creative achievements and experiences that support the theme.
2 Student expresses some interest and some understanding of the program theme. Student expresses little eagerness to participate in the program theme. Student shares limited arts/creative achievements and experiences that support the theme.
1 Student expresses little or no interest or understanding of the program theme. Student does not express an eagerness to participate in the program theme. Student does not share any arts/creative achievements and experiences that support the theme.