Full-Time Gifted Education Program

FULL-TIME GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM

Individual Learning Plans are developed in collaboration with our students which take into account their instructional level, learning styles profile, interests, and talents. This approach allows each student to develop their strengths and talents according to their unique timeline.

Our curriculum is project/problem-based where students engage in the thinking and doing of real-world professionals in an open-ended format. Additionally, critical and creative thinking skills are incorporated through the use of Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity concepts.

Social-emotional learning is incorporated into the curriculum in order to nurture resilience and self-control.  As many gifted children experience emotional sensitivity, perfectionism, and/or high amounts of physical energy, they need explicit instruction in strategies to help them in these areas, as well as, a safe and accepting environment to practice them in.

Fridays will consist of enrichment clusters and field trips where students will engage in deep learning in interest areas with peers and mentors who share the same passions. Fridays will also be a time for service learning which gives students the opportunity to act on their altruism and deep sense of justice, which can be strong traits in gifted children.

Lastly, learning progress will be measured in multiple ways including performances, illustrations/creations, projects, written work, portfolios, and tests. Students will collaborate with teachers to develop their own goals and standards in assessing their work so that they can develop into autonomous, self-directed learners.

Monday-Thursday Schedule 

8:45 School Opens (Independent Study Time)
9:15 Morning Meeting
9:30 Math and Language Arts Block
10:30 Break
10:45 History Block
11:45 Lunch & Recess
12:30 Reading Aloud
12:45 Science Block
1:45 Rotating: Drama/Music/Art Block
2:30 School Dismissed

Friday Schedule

8:45 School Opens (Independent Study Time)
9:15 Morning Meeting
9:30 Enrichment Clusters
10:30 Break
10:45 Enrichment Clusters
11:45 Lunch & Recess
12:30 Service Learning or Field Trip
2:30 School Dismissed