Scope camp is next week!!

June 12th - June 15th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cockrill Middle School

the ALPS Legislative Lunch & Learn

If you missed the Legislative Lunch & Learn presentation or

want a copy of the presentation... it is now available!

Click here >> presentation

click here >> your legislators contact page

Important Legislative Message Regarding Senate Bill 2145

On Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m., Chairman Larry Taylor and the members of the Senate Education Committee held a hearing to discuss Senate Bill 2145 (relating to the public school finance system). 

This proposed bill seeks to REPEAL the Gifted and Talented Student Allotment.

Scope Camp Registration

Camp is June 12th-15th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 register SOON - sessions are filling quickly 


Click Here >>> Scope Digital Flyer with Session Descriptions

SCOPE Camp:  Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When is registration?

A: Online registration opens Wednesday, 3/22 between 8am-9am

Click on link to register:


Q:  When is the SCOPE Camp?

A:  Camp will be June 12th-15th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


Q:  Where will the SCOPE Camp take place?

A:  Camp will be held at Cockrill Middle School. When you register for sessions, you will need to click the drop down menu and select "Cockrill MS" as the camp location.


Q.  Is it required to register for two sessions?

A.  Yes, the cost of the camp covers Session 1 (8am-10am) and Session 2 (10am-12pm).  The only exception is Writers Un-Blocked (7th-9th) as it is the full morning and covers both session 1 and session 2. 


Q.  How do I register for both sessions?

A.  Once you click on the registration link,  you first choose Session 1 and the site will then request you to complete the registration contact information.  Once your contact information is complete, Session 2 can be selected.  The site will then direct you to the payment screen to complete the registration.


Q: How can I pay for my child's camp tuition?

A: We can accept credit card payments online during registration or you may pay with a check made out to MISD.  If paying by check, payment must be received within 5 business days after completing the online registration. cHECK PAYMENT CAN BE DELIVERED OR MAILED TO COCKRILL mIDDLE SCHOOL, ATTENTION: KAREN GREEN.


Q: My child takes medications during the day. Will there be a nurse available to help with this?

A: Yes, a camp nurse will be on site assisting with SCOPE as well as with other summer school classes taking place. In order to allow the nurse to dispense medication to your child, you must complete the authorization forms and provide the medication in an original container in accordance with McKinney ISD policy.

Medication forms can be obtained by visiting the MISD Health Services website:


Q: Will snacks be provided?

A: Yes! Each day campers will be provided with fun, summery treats. We are planning to provide popsicles, popcorn, etc. Please have your child bring their own snack if they have dietary restrictions, need additional snacks to what is provided, or simply prefer a specific snack. We want all the campers to be happy and enjoy these four days.


Q: Are class sizes limited?

A: Yes. In order to best meet the needs of our campers and provide them with the attention they deserve, class sizes will be limited. Most classes will have 18-20 students.


Q: Will there be a waiting list?

A: Waiting lists have been automatically enabled so that once a class has reached capacity, you will have the option of being placed on the waiting list for that particular class. If a spot becomes available, you will be notified.


Q: Who is Rank One Sport and is my credit card secure?

A: Rank One Sport is a third-party registration site contracted with MISD.  They process credit card payments through their secure card processing and the charge will appear on your statement as 'WPY*McKinney GT - Cockrill MS - Academic Challenge(C)'


Q: How will session registration be confirmed?

A: Once the registration process begins, registration will occur solely online. You will be able to register and pay for your child at once, thereby guaranteeing your child's spot. You will receive an email confirmation from We will also follow up with confirmation emails as the classes begin to fill. In this email we will let you know any course specific details that will effect your child. 


Q: How will drop off and pick up work?

A: More information regarding drop off and pick up will be emailed to participating families. Sessions will be slightly staggered in order to assist with the parking at Cockrill Middle School.


Q.  Will my child receive a free camp t-shirt?

A.   Yes!  Please be sure to indicate t-shirt size at time of registration.


Q.  What if I need to cancel my child’s camp registration?

A.   We know schedules change and unexpected occurrences happen.  

to cancel Before 5/25/17 by 12pm with no cancellation fee, please email:  

Karen Green ( – and -  Jessica Fair (


a $50.00 cancellation fee will only apply if registration is cancelled after 12pm on May 25, 2017. 


Q.   Do you have a question not answered as a FAQ?

A.  Please contact:

Karen Green ( – and - 

Jessica Fair (

 Thank you for making The

McKinney ISD Valentine's Buddy Party

Community Service Project & Party a huge success!!!

G/T and Special population students collaborated to make

buddy blankets & cards for cancer patients in our community!

Karen Green, our passionate MISD G/T Leader

presented a highly informative Lunch & Learn session on Jan.27th  

Karen wishes to share  her resources! 



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