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Heard Elementary School
414 Lee Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 395-6630
FAX: (912) 303-6637 

Alonna Curry,
Interim Principal
Alonna.Curry@sccpss.com

Hours:
Bell Times
Grades: PK - 5th


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Virginia L. Heard Elementary Academy is one of the many school choice options offered in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.  We are the ONLY State of Georgia STEM certified elementary school in the district.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT IS STEM/STEAM at Heard? 
Heard STEM Academy is a school choice school that received state STEM certification in April 2017.  All students are part of our Environmental Plan--"Think Globally, Act Locally." Classroom instruction is provided through interdisciplinary units integrated with art standards. In addition, students are offered enhanced learning opportunities in our STEAM, Makerspace, and Technology labs. Our environmental outdoor garden and animal habitats provide additional hands-on opportunities and real-world situations for students to learn. To qualify, all students, first through the fifth grade must meet rigorous entrance requirements.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND THE HEARD ELEMENTARY STEM/STEAM PROGRAM?

  • STEM/STEAM--Students are engaged in lessons where they investigate and incorporate concepts from science, technology, engineering, art and math to become innovative life long learners. Student-centered lessons allow students to work collaboratively using higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving strategies.  
  • Twenty-first century technology is used throughout the school.  Chromebooks, ThinkPads, and IPads are in each classroom, as well as in our state-of-the-art Technology Lab. Our 4th graders have a 1 to1 computer usage.
  • Students visit our MakerSpace Lab weekly to allow students to utilize the engineering process to  build, create, invent and discover. This lab houses a 3D printer and an augmented reality sandbox.
  • Students in first  through fifth grades are offered the opportunity to take violin and dance on campus  after the school day.
  • Foreign Language is taught in kindergarten through the fifth grade.
  • Chorus and Band opportunities are provided to 3rd, 4th , and 5th grade students.
  • Third grade students are offered the opportunity to participate in our STEAMFUNK band.
  • Science Lab, hands-on experimentation and investigation, enhances classroom science instruction as part of the weekly Fine Arts classes at Heard.
  • All  teachers are gifted-certified.
  • Heard has seven teachers who work with students in the Gifted Education Program (GEP).  GEP Teachers serve all classes through enrichment. Identified gifted  students are specifically served in pull-out classes. The GEP Program features competitions in the Stock Market Game, Robotics, Lego League,  and  various contests throughout the year.
  • There are various student leadership opportunities at Heard: SECEM, Robotics, Student Council, National Junior Beta Club, and Safety Patrols.
  • We offer "Wonder Why?" after-school camps to all students in kindergarten through 5th grade.  These six week camps are offered 3 times during the year and are offered free of charge to the parents.
  • Heard has a strong school-family-community partnership.  PTA projects offer parents numerous opportunities to participate in both the academic and social events at the school.

SPECIALTY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 

Students applying for the Kindergarten Program for the 2018-2019 School Year will apply through the lottery process.

Students applying for the first through fifth grade must meet the following criteria, as well as maintaining an overall satisfactory (S) conduct grade:

ENTRANCE CRITERIA

applying to

Kindergarten

applying to 1st Grade

applying to 2nd Grade

applying to 3rd Grade

applying to 4th Grade

applying to 5th Grade

DIBELS

DIBELS

DIBELS

SRI/MAP

MAP

SRI/MAP

MAP

SRIMAP

MAP

TEST SCORES

 N/A

N/A 

160

410/189

 189

650/202

 201

 790/210

211

GRADES

 

N/A

 

N/A

Final Grade “S”

 

Cumulative

GPA 85

Satisfactory conduct

Cumulative

 GPA 85

Satisfactory Conduct 

 

 

Cumulative

GPA 85

Satisfactory Conduct

Cumulative

GPA 85

Satisfactory Conduct

 

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