Choosing the Right Education for Your Child: The “I Choose!” Initiative

Melrose Elementary is a designated “I Choose!” School as awarded by the Federal Voluntary Public School Choice Program. This program is designed to significantly expand the availability of high quality school options to parents.

As a result of this designation, Melrose Elementary has implemented the “International Ambassadors of Multiple Intelligences” program to develop students’ awareness of global cultural sensitivity.

Our students learn about global studies through eight distinct “intelligences”. By developing these talents, students gain a better understanding of the globalization that affects history, international culture, economics, politics and society.

 

 

Melrose Elementary's Magnet Program Student Criteria:

  • Students must have a grade of "C" or higher in all content areas. 
  • Students must have a grade of "C" or higher in conduct.
  • Students must have satisfactory effort.
  • The student must not exceed more than 10 unexcused absences per year.

IMPORTANT DATES:


APPLICATION PERIOD: OCTOBER 1 - JANUARY 15
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15
RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS: FEBRUARY 28
NOTIFICATION PERIOD: MARCH 15
RESPONSE TO NOTIFICATION DUE: MARCH 29

 

The “Eight Intelligences” are:


  1. Interpersonal Intelligence
    Communicating with and understanding other people. Working collaboratively.
  2. Intrapersonal Intelligence
    Understanding our own emotions and thoughts and consciously controlling them. Exercises include independent projects, enlightening books, keeping a journal, imaginative games and activities. We also encourage quiet time for personal reflection.
  3. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
    Learning physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself through physical activities.
  4. Visual/Spatial Intelligence
    Involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space.
  5. Music Intelligence
    Understanding and expressing oneself through music and rhythmic movement or dance. Includes composing, playing or conducting music.
  6. Naturalist Intelligence
    Understanding the natural world of plants and animals, noticing their characteristics and categorizing them. It generally involves keen observation and the ability to classify other things as well.
  7. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
    Involves number and computing skills, recognizing patterns and relationships, timeliness and order, and the ability to solve different kinds of problems through logic.
  8. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence
    Involves reading, writing, speaking and conversing in ones’ own or foreign languages.

 

 

GLOBAL STUDIES COUNTRIES

 

PreKindergarten:          Antarctica

 

Kindergarten:                Japan, Indonesia, India, Phillipine Islands,

                                   Tibet, Vietnam, Korea, China, Thailand,

                                   China

 

First Grade:                  Australia and New Zealand

 

Second Grade:               Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, U.K.,                                     Ireland, Greece, Norway, Poland

 

Third Grade:                 Nigeria, Egypt, Democratic Republic of

                                    Congo, Madagascar

 

Fourth Grade:               Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina

 

Fifth Grade:                  U.S., Mexico, Canada