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* Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) special program
** Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) & Gifted Academy special programs
*** Offers Adult Education program

Special Programs

Explore RPS 205 special programs:

Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)grades 6 - 12

Gifted Academygrades 1 - 12

International Baccalaureate: grades K-5

Maria Montessori at Marshgrades Pre-K (4 year olds) - 8

STEAM Academy at Haskell: grades K - 5

Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbourgrades K - 8

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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.

Learn more about CAPA at West Middle School and how to join the family.

Learn more about CAPA at Auburn High School and how to join the family.


 

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Gifted Academy

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.

Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall Elementary (grades 1-4) and how to join the family.

Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall School (grades 5-8) and how to join the family.

Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Auburn High School and how to join the family.


 

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International Baccalaureate Program

Rockford Public Schools will launch an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School at Conklin Elementary School (K-5) in fall 2023.

Learn about the IB program.


 

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Maria Montessori at Marsh

Our Maria Montessori program provides self-guided learning experiences to students in pre-k through eighth grade.

Learn more about Montessori and how to join the family


 

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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.

Learn more about STEAM and how to join the family


 

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Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour

Our two-way language immersion program lets kindergarten through eighth grade students learn and grow in a bilingual environment.

Learn more about Two-Way Language Immersion and how to join the family

Questions?

Sherry King 
Special Programs Coordinator
sherry.king@rps205.com