Content Area Classes
Four GT Content Area Classes are available:
GT Program Courses — Math, Science, Social Studies, English Curriculum and instruction in GT classes will be differentiated to meet the needs of advanced learners.
- Content differentiation, or what students learn, will be more in-depth, require more prior knowledge, and instruction will be faster paced.
- Process differentiation, or how students learn, will require that students complete more independent background reading and participate more frequently in analytical and evaluative activities.
- Product differentiation, or demonstrating what students have learned, will require that students complete higher level and more in-depth products to show their mastery of the curriculum.
Eligible students who test in or who are placed in through the *placement review process can choose to participate in one, two, three, or all four classes. The number of classes in which eligible students participate greatly depends on the individual child. While, it is very appropriate for some 6th graders to participate in all four classes of eligibility, it is also it is appropriate for other students to choose to participate in selected classes that are of the greatest interest. Eligibility to participate in a class extend to 8th grade. Therefore, a child who is eligible to participate in all four GT classes, may select to participate in G/T English and math in 6th grade, and may choose to add G/T science as a 7th grader and add GT social studies as an 8th grader.
* Students must test into a GT content area class and/or participate in the formal placement review process BEFORE being placed in a G/T content area class. Please see the Testing and Placement link on the top of the page under the heading "Program Information" for a more detailed explanation.
CONTENT AREA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
An accelerated and enriched sequence that follows a curriculum at least two years above the general education curriculum.
6th Grade: Pre-Algebra G/T
7th Grade: Algebra/Data Analysis G/T
8th Grade: Geometry G/T
An accelerated and enriched curriculum, including differentiated objectives, where students explore complex literary works and create compositions of advanced style, vocabulary, sentence structure, tone and form.
An accelerated and enriched curriculum, including differentiated objectives, where students explore scientific principles and engage in ongoing scientific research using an experimental design. Students begin an extensive scientific investigation in 7th grade which continues in 8th grade and culminates with a high level presentation at the Science Fair.
An accelerated and enriched curriculum, including differentiated objectives, where students explore civic and cultural principles, engage in high level inquiries that focus on essential and related questions. Students participate in National History Day, a national social studies competition. Students work individually or in groups to conduct historical research on an annual theme. Students develop a thesis from the analysis of primary and secondary resources, develop a product, present for and authentic audience and receive feedback from history and social studies professionals.