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Overview

Mission/Vision
The mission of our gifted programming is to provide identified students with rigorous, engaging and challenging educational opportunities which are responsive to their individual strengths and needs so that they will achieve academic and personal growth commensurate with their abilities.

Programming Overview
Gifted education programming includes a range and variety of options to address student needs. Programming is adaptable to the resources within our district and may be delivered within the student's regular classroom, in classrooms at other schools and/or in special classes. Programming is linked to identified student strengths, with options and strategies matched to the identified academic and affective needs of students. Programming options for gifted students fall in the four categories shown below. Each identifies programming strategies that may be used to meet students' needs.


 

Time                                       
Acceleration/Pacing
Pre-assessment
Curriculum Compacting
Credit by Exam
Dual Enrollment

Support
Affective Guidance
College Planning
Direct Instruction
Structured Materials
Self-directed learning

Differentiated Instruction

Content                        
Advanced Curriculum
Process/Task                
Faster pacing
Curriculum
Compacting
Telescoping
Product                        
Menu of Options
Environment                 
Flexible Grouping
Cluster grouping

Complexity
Higher Order Thinking
Problem-Based Learning
Extended Enrichment
Conceptual Instruction

 

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