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| The Handley School
program is designed to meet the needs of academically talented students grades
K-5. The programs content and structure are responsive to developmental stages
in the lives of children. Learning experiences are designed to help students
find depth and personal meaning in their studies. Teachers respect and
facilitate the individual abilities, needs, and interests of young learners.
These three threads - - - attention to developmental stages, personal meaning,
and individualization have been consistently woven through the fabric of a
Handley education since its opening in 1981.
|Our children are
passionate about learning and have the ability to learn at a faster pace and to
a greater depth and to create more advanced products than the children for whom
traditional curriculum is designed.
At each grade,
developmentally appropriate opportunities for choice, decision-making and
problem solving assist the students’ developing sense of empowerment and
personal responsibility for their own learning. Each grade brings opportunities
for greater levels of abstraction in language arts, mathematics, social studies,
science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, technology, and physical
As our gifted students
grow and change in each grade, they continue to be encouraged to find real
meaning in their learning, to make connections and to relate their values,
beliefs and expanding experiences to what they are studying. Our students often
develop real passions for certain subjects or issues. The flexibility required
to be responsive to them is built into both the schedule and our curriculum
We believe that the fabric of Handley's education is
constructed in such a way that our students will develop a thirst for knowledge
and be well prepared for the next stage of their learning.
A total of 401 students
in grades Kindergarten - 5 attend Handley. Daily attendance averages 98%. The
principal is Mrs. Kathy Couillard. 17 professional teaching staff members and 18
support personnel, including aides, custodians, and secretaries. Our Handley
Home & School Association (HHSA) President is Mrs. Jean Wedding.
Handley School is located
at 224 N. Elm St., in the City of Saginaw, Michigan