Neighborhood Programming

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) guiding principles indicate, "rather than any single gifted program, a continuum of programming services must exist for gifted learners." Each school is served by a gifted education facilitator. The facilitator will collaborate/ consult with classroom teachers to appropriately plan instruction and learning opportunities to meet the needs of gifted/ high potential learners. The gifted education facilitator may also provide direct instruction to gifted learners in and out of the classroom setting, as determined by student need.

Gifted Programming is designed to meet the academic, social/ emotional, and behavioral needs of students identified with advanced learning needs. Teachers and support staff differentiate learning opportunities to meet these needs.

Each school site provides for gifted/high-ability learners through the implementation of some or all of the following strategies:

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Curriculum compacting
  • Content acceleration
  • Grade level acceleration
  • Mentorships
  • Tiered assignments
  • Cluster grouping
  • Flexible grouping
  • Independent study
  • Project-based learning
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Advanced level courses

Please contact the gifted education facilitator at your child's school for more information regarding gifted programming opportunities specific to the school.