Providing students with an accelerated program to meet specific needs in a selected academic curriculum is the primary goal of our Gifted and Talented Program. Additionally, the program provides students with unique opportunities to develop individual talents and to strengthen skills. Emphasis on a positive self-concept, relationships with others, and strategies to develop critical thinking skills enables students to become independent, self-directed learners.
Goals are focused in three specific areas:
The gifted/talented student will develop a realistic concept of self and work cooperatively with peers and adults.
The gifted/talented student will develop the higher level thinking skills of knowledge comprehension, synthesis, application, analysis, and evaluation in order to solve problems.
The gifted/talented student will create original projects that reflect critical thinking skills as supplemental learning to the regular classroom curriculum.
Gifted/Talented students will
Develop critical thinking skills in order to solve problems logically
Develop research skills and use information gathered to implement a group research project
Demonstrate the ability to use creative problem solving strategies
Recognize how change in and around their world affects their relationships