How Does EPSDR3 Serve Gifted Students?

  • Mission: 

    to provide gifted students systems of support, programming and advocacy to ensure that they thrive academically and personally 

    Inclusion Philosophy: 

    to provide GT students with impactful educational opportunities without creating gaps in their understanding of grade-level curricula as a result of missing class time with their peers 

    Goal: 

    to collaborate with parents and students to offer an exceptional educational program that provides each student with the tools they need to thrive and be prepared for a 21st Century and beyond 

    Strategies: 

    in addition to the differentiated options available from classroom teachers, we provide the following services:

    • Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) developed with input from teachers, parents and the gifted student to address academic and affective goals
    • Progress monitoring of progress towards ALP goals twice yearly
    • Grade level “push in” classes in the observatory
    • Customized “push in” lessons for grade-level teachers
    • 2017 – 2018 “pull out” enrichment circles
      • 2nd Grade Math Enrichment
      • 3rd / 4th Literacy and Math Enrichment
      • 5th Grade Literacy and STEAM
      • Elementary School Clubs: Robotics and chess
      • 6th Grade Literary and STEAM
      • 7th Grade Literary and STEAM
      • 8th Grade Literary and STEAM
      • Middle School STEAM elective
      • Middle School Club: Girls Who Code
      • High School Electives
      • High School Pre-AP and AP Curricula
      • High School Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment (for both high school and college credit)