Gifted and Enriched Services

GIFTED/ENRICHED: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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Each child is unique and has special talents.  These talents have been identified in a variety of ways: grade level standardized testing, individual checklists, recommendations, and teacher observations and nominations.  Our job at Chippewa Local Schools is to provide experiences in an atmosphere in which these talents will be nurtured and new talents will be acquired and encouraged.  In an enriched classroom we will provide learning experiences that will encompass a variety of intelligences and learning styles.  Throughout the year there will be differententiated assignments including pretests, alternative work, and short/long term projects to fulfill this goal.

 WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO IN THE ENRICHED CLASSROOM?

Here are the yearly goals:

  1. Learn basic skills (all the standards for that assigned subject and grade)
  2. Develop higher-level thinking skills (analysis, synthesis (creating), and evaluation)
  3. Engage in enrichment opportunities (activities that go beyond their current age/grade level requirements)
  4. Experience creativity (understanding different perspectives and problem solving)

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DISTRICT-WIDE GIFTED SERVICES

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Students recommended for early entrance have the opportunity to enter kindergarten before age five.

Single Subject Acceleration

Students recommended for single subject acceleration have the opportunity to advance to a higher grade level in a particular subject.

Grade Level Acceleration

Students recommended for grade level acceleration have the opportunity to advance to a higher grade level.

 

ENRICHMENT AT HAZEL HARVEY ELEMENTARY

Cluster Grouping for Language Arts and Math—Grades K-2

Cluster grouping in settings where curriculum provided is above grade-level.

Enriched Language Arts and Math Cluster Grouping—Grade 3

Students participate within a designated language arts and/or math section with a gifted intervention specialist.

Enriched Language Arts and Mathematics Cluster Grouping—Grade 4 Students participate within a designated reading section with a gifted intervention specialist.  Students will also be clustered together in a classroom for writing and math with a general education teacher for differentiated instruction above grade-level.

 

WHO WILL TEACH MY THIRD OR FOURTH GRADE STUDENT IN THE ENRICHED CLASSROOM?

Mrs. Genet, G.I.S., will teach Enriched 3rd Grade Language Arts and Math

Mrs. Walsh, G.I.S.,  will teach 4th Grade Enriched Reading

The fourth graders will also be clustered together in a classroom for writing and math for differentiated instruction.

Miss Kerr will teach 4th Grade Enriched Writing

Mrs. Brewer will teach 4th Grade Enriched Math

 

ENRICHMENT AT CHIPPEWA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Cluster Grouping for Enricfhed Language Arts and Math—Grades 5-8

Cluster grouping in settings where curriculum provided is above grade-level.

 

Honors Science and Pre-Algebra Pull-Out Program—Grade 7

Students will also be clustered together in a classroom with a general education teacher for differentiated instruction above grade-level.

 

Honors Integrated Science 3 and Algebra Pull-Out Program —Grade 8

Students will also be clustered together in a classroom with a general education teacher for differentiated instruction above grade-level while earning high school credit.This is considered single subject acceleration.

 

ENRICHMENT AT CHIPPEWA HIGH SCHOOL

Additional High School Options (Self-Selection with Prerequisites/Teacher Recommendations)

 

Honors Courses—Grades 9-12

There are multiple opportunities for gifted learners to pursue advanced curriculum through a variety of honors course options.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses—Grades 10-12

Students completing AP courses who earn a qualifying score on the AP examination may earn college credit.

 

College Credit Plus Options:

Dual Enrollment Partnerships—Grades 11-12

Qualified students can earn college credit prior to high school graduation.  Students participate at the high school, during the regular school day, and are taught by qualified, trained high school teachers.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) —Grades 11-12

Students meeting criteria enroll in college courses while attending high school either part-time or full-time.

 

International Baccalaureate—Grades 11-12

International Baccalaureate features curriculum with a global focus and emphasizes creative problem solving, hands-on projects, inquiry-based learning, and community service. The Diploma Programme ­‑ an elective course of studies is offered at Chippewa High School.

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WHO SHOULD I TALK TO IF I HAVE

QUESTIONS ABOUT GIFTED SERVICES?

Contact MRS. GENET- the Chippewa Local Schools Gifted Coordinator

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chip_genet@tccsa.net

330.658.2522 EXT. 344

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