Levels of Service

Gifted Services provides support for classroom teachers and students to ensure that students reach their potential through a “Level of Service” model.

Level 1: Services for all learners

Personalized learning experiences that are responsive to individual learners

  • Differentiation
  • Authentic Instruction
  • Meaningful Relationships

Level 2: Services for many learners

All learners are able to participate but not all will participate

  • Academic Competitions
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • High School Honors, Advanced Placement, and College in the School courses 

Level 3: Services for some learners

Learner participation is based on data and evidence of student programming needs (may include personalized interaction with gifted staff)

  • Academic Competitions
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Affective Groups
  • Honors, Accelerated, Advanced Placement, and College in the School courses
  • Post Secondary Enrollment Options
  • Independent Study
  • Cluster programming

Level 4: Services for few student learners

Highly individualized experiences to meet student needs (includes personalized interaction with gifted staff)

  • Academic Competitions
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Affective Groups
  • Honors, Accelerated, Advanced Placement, and College in the School courses
  • Post Secondary Enrollment Options
  • Independent Study
  • Cluster programming
  • Mentorships/Internships
  • Lighthouse School for gifted and insatiable learners
  • Acceleration
  • Dual Enrollment

Service Options

We strive to personalize learning for each of our students. Age-specific opportunities are offered through a variety of service options.

Elementary

  • Pro-Active Groups: Understanding self and others; learning Habits of Mind; creating independent work logs and journals
  • Enhanced Classroom Instruction: Instructional strategies and materials are altered to be appropriately challenging and engaging
  • EXPLORE: Identified students participate in lessons that challenge them to think and use knowledge, creative thinking skills, and critical thinking skills. Read more.
  • Academic Enrichment and Challenge: Continental Math League, WordMasters Challenge, Enriched Math (Grade 3), Advanced Math (Grade 4 and 5) Enrichment Groups, Field Trips, Summer Academy
  • Cluster Program: Identified elementary gifted students have the option of being clustered in a mixed ability homeroom with a teacher trained to work with gifted students

Middle School

  • Pro-Active Groups: Understanding self and others; negotiating academic pathways; building small group leadership skills
  • Academic Opportunities: Honors/accelerated courses in language arts, social studies, science, and math
  • Academic Enrichment and Challenge: Continental Math League, WordMasters Challenge, Field Trips, Summer Academy
  • Extra Curricular Enrichment Options: A variety of after school clubs and activities are offered through the middle school

High School

  • Pro-Active Groups: Pro-active counseling, guidance, investigating life skills, course selection and college planning
  • Advanced Placement Courses: art history, art studio, chemistry, human geography, biology, statistics, physics, calculus, psychology, United States history, English language and composition, world history, English literature & composition, Spanish language & culture, United States government & politics, computer science & principles
  • Career and College Pathways:  Honors/accelerated courses in language arts, science, social studies, world languages, and math with multiple opportunities for embedded college/CIS credits; Project Lead the Way engineering courses; high-level career exploration opportunities with project-based learning and mentorships
  • Extra Curricular Enrichment Options: Includes a variety of clubs such as Math Team, Knowledge Bowl, and National Honor Society
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