Explore RPS 205 special programs:
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA): grades 6 - 12
Gifted Academy: grades 1 - 12
International Baccalaureate: grades K-5
Maria Montessori at Marsh: grades Pre-K (4 year olds) - 8
STEAM Academy at Haskell: grades K - 5
Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour: grades K - 8
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
RPS 205 students have access to quality fine arts programs. Our creative and performing arts (CAPA) program encourages middle and high school students to further explore the arts.
Rockford students qualify for the Gifted Academy testing in kindergarten, and eligibility tests are administered every year for new applicants in subsequent grade levels. The program starts in first grade and continues through high school.
International Baccalaureate Program
Rockford Public Schools will launch an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School at Conklin Elementary School (K-5) in fall 2023.
STEAM Academy at Haskell
Haskell welcomes K-5 students from all over the district who are interested in a STEAM education. The STEAM Academy at Haskell integrates science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements.
Special Programs Coordinator