Note to Parents:
About Self Contained Gifted Classrooms
Parents must provide their own transportation.
Self-contained kindergarten classes are designed for high-achieving gifted and talented students. Students work beyond grade level with intellectual peers and are taught by teachers who are Early Childhood Certified and hold a Gifted Endorsement. Students in this specialized kindergarten also participate in the school’s special areas and are included in all grade-level activities and field trips.
To qualify for the self contained gifted program, students must have an IQ of 128 or higher or gifted test scores of 97 or higher in one of these three areas: verbal, quantitative, and/or non-verbal. Transportation is not provided.
- Accelerated curriculum
- Shared inquiry/Socratic questioning
- Problem-based learning
- Elements of reasoning
- Technology integration
- Emphasis on critical and creative thinking
- Core content/enrichment
Gifted kindergartners are also served in the Gifted Cluster classes.