Elementary School (Kindergarten-5th grade):
All students at the elementary level are served through a schoolwide culture of enrichment which includes differentiation for all students. Teachers are committed to growing their understanding of gifted learners. Students identified as gifted in math and/or reading receive instruction from their classroom teacher to further develop and enrich their understanding of grade level standards.
4th and 5th Grade
Pullout service for cognitively gifted students: Students with a superior cognitive gifted identification participate in this class facilitated by the Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS). Participation will expand critical thinking and reasoning abilities and support social-emotional growth. Students will receive a Written Education Plan (WEP).
Accelerated Math 5-6: Students who meet the multiple criteria measures for placement into this accelerated 5th grade math experience will cover 6th grade mathematics curriculum while extending and enriching the 5th and 6th grade mathematics content. Decisions regarding invitation into this class are made by a schoolwide team in the spring of the 4th grade year.
Middle School (6-8th Grade):
Trimester elective for cognitively gifted students: Students with a superior cognitive gifted identification can choose to take this class as an elective. The class is facilitated by the GIS. Participation will expand critical thinking and reasoning abilities and support social-emotional growth. Students will receive a Written Education Plan (WEP).
Math and Reading Support: Students identified in reading and math will receive support from gifted intervention specialists in the regular education classroom.
Accelerated Math 7-8: Students may be recommended for or self-select placement into this accelerated 7th grade math experience which will cover two years of mathematics curriculum in one year. Math content will include both the 7th and 8th grade content and will include rigorous pacing.
Physical Science: Students who have a gifted identification and are recommended for or self-select placement into 8th grade Physical Science also receive gifted service. This placement is considered a subject acceleration and students receive a Written Acceleration Plan (WAP).
There are a variety of formats for service at the high school level. Students and families self-select from a variety of course and pathway options to best fit the student’s skills, interests, and short-term or long-term goals. Students are encouraged to consult with their school counselor or GIS for additional information and recommendations. The GIS is available to consult with teachers and to provide ongoing professional development in gifted education.
Advanced Placement (AP)
College Credit Plus (CCP)
Emerald Campus Offerings: Academic Academies and International Baccalaureate (IB)