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Shakopee Schools High Potential (HP) Services programming for Grades 6-8 involves classes and activities at three buildings throughout the district:
  • Pearson 6th Grade Center
  • East Junior High
  • West Junior High
HP programming transitions from the K-5 model of dedicated HP teachers who conduct "pull-out" services for 4th and 5th graders in Math and Reading to a 6-12 model focused on honors/accelerated classes taught by regular education teachers and supported by an HP specialist.

The following advanced courses  are available to students who demonstrate  the required skills, knowledge, and capability.
6th Grade
  • Language Arts
    • Accelerated Reading & Language Arts
  • Mathematics
    • Accelerated Math | Pre-Algebra
    • Twice Accelerated Math | Algebra 
  • Science
    • Accelerated Physical Science 
7th Grade
  • English | Honors English 7
  • Mathematics
    • Accelerated Math | Algebra I
    • Twice Accelerated Math | Geometry

8th Grade
  • English | Honors English 8
  • Mathematics 
    • Accelerated Math | Geometry 
    • Twice Accelerated Math | Accelerated Algebra II
  • Science | Honors Earth Science
  • Industrial Technology | Gateway to Technology I + II (Pre-engineering)