Gifted Education and Advanced Placement



Discovery Academy Gifted Program

It is our goal to work as a team to help each student reach their highest level of social, emotional, and academic success. We plan our instruction to foster the gifted characteristics our students possess in order for them to reach their full potential.

Advanced Class/Course Placements

At DAS advanced class/course placements will be done based on the following academic criteria:

  • ● FSA achievement score of 4 or 5 (for grades 3 and above)
  • ● At or above the 80th percentile average for fall, winter, and spring NWEA MAP Test for Reading and Math test
  • ● Minimum B average on current grades
  • ● Teacher recommendation

Students who are enrolled in advanced classes or course(s) are expected to consistently exhibit excellent academic progress, work ethic, and motivational characteristics such as:

  • ● Respects self and others
  • ● Highly self-motivated and persistent
  • ● Needs minimal external motivation to follow through in work completion
  • ● Has a ready grasp of underlying principles and can quickly make a valid generalization about events, people, and things
  • ● Enjoys tasks that are more challenging than average
  • ● No major discipline problems that hinder self or others from learning

Being in an advanced classroom or course(s) does not guarantee that a student will be placed in an advanced class or course(s) next year. Teachers and administrators will review the students’ progress together at the end of each school year and those who do not meet the advanced class/course criteria due to unsatisfactory work ethic, discipline, or academic progress, may not be placed in the advanced class next year.



For general information about Discovery Academy of Science, including admission, please contact us at:
North Campus  +727.369.6361 South Campus 727.330.2424

North Campus serving grades 2nd through 8th
2817 St Marks Dr. Dunedin FL 34698
South Campus serving grades KG and 1st
1380 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin FL 34698