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sage1_web.jpgWalter Murray Collegiate is one of three collegiates that offers the Saskatoon Public Schools Academically Gifted Education (SAGE) program at the high school level.

The SAGE program provides gifted learners with subject integrated opportunities appropriate to their abilities. We create the environment to foster advanced learning, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by building a community of like-minded learners and a program providing enriched opportunities both in and beyond the school.

The program begins in Grades 9 and 10 with Advanced courses in English Language Arts, History, Math and Science. In Grade 11 English Language Arts, History, Inquiry and Health Science become the core subjects, with students selecting Math courses depending upon their learning pathway. In Grade 12 students take Advanced English Language Arts and History, plus at least four elective courses.

Letters of invitation are sent to Grade 8 students with Insight scores of 119 or higher. Applications are sent to principals of elementary schools at the end of January and any Grade 8 student may apply. Applicants are ranked as an aggregate for the school division according to Insight scores and criteria developed by the Board. Students should indicate two choices of high schools to improve their chances of being placed in a program. Applications are reviewed by a panel of teachers, administrators and board staff in late February, and letters are sent advising students if they have been selected.

For more information download the Walter Murray SAGE Program brochure or for more about Saskatoon Public Schools gifted education visit saskatoonpublicschools.ca/sage