Jack Shein, a current fifth grader at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, participated in the Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) available through the Center for Talent Development within Northwestern University in the 2019-20 school year. This program provides gifted students in grades 3-9 with the opportunity to take above grade level nationally standardized tests. This includes the ability for students in grades 3-6 to take the PSAT 8/9 and students in grades 6-9 to take the ACT and/or SAT. Student results are normed against other gifted students who have taken the test in the grade level across the country as well as compared to the typical age students taking the test.
The Center for Talent Development recently notified Shein and his family that he would be nationally recognized for his success as being one of the top scorers (top 5% in the country) on the PSAT 8/9 in 2019-20. He was the only student in the State of Ohio in his grade level to receive this recognition. Although due to COVID-19, they were unable to present him with his award in person at Northwestern University. Jack and his family were able to celebrate via a virtual recognition event with the other top performers across the United States.
“Chagrin Falls Schools are incredibly proud of Jack’s willingness to stretch himself by participating in NUMATS,” said Principal Curtis Howell, Chagrin Falls Intermediate School. “He has truly worked to maximize his potential. We applaud his achievements.”