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Gifted Program

GIFTED MISSION STATEMENT

The Limestone County School System believes in the philosophy of assisting all students in developing their academic potential. Where potential is concerned, equality resides in providing equally well for the various levels of individual differences. Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared with others their age, experiences, or environment. The children and youth require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Children and youth processing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human behavior.

The Limestone County School System provides gifted services and enrichment opportunities for students meeting gifted eligibility criteria, in grades 3-12, through a center model at the Career Technical Center.

GEP INDIVIDUALIZED GOALS

  • The student will study what it means to be "gifted" in order to develop a stronger self-worth, self-discipline, accountability, and acceptance of others.
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of basic logical steps of research in producing a project/product.
  • The student will use technical skills to do research in the class pertaining to subject matter being studied or using the Internet to research scholarship programs and appropriate colleges.
  • The student will improve reading comprehension, interpretation, and vocabulary skills while reading current and classical literature in class. Written language skills will also be strengthened through essay, creative writing, and research projects.
  • The student will develop and enhance abilities in the multiple talents area of productive thinking, forecasting, communication, decision-making, and planning.
  • The student will set goals to improve GPA and scores on the ACT/SAT/PSAT while practicing test-taking tactics in class.
  • The student will become more knowledgeable about various career opportunities and planning for his or her future. (Seniors will complete internships in chosen field)
  • The student will improve science skills by doing hands-on activities and applications in all disciplines of science.
  • The student will improve mathematics skills by participating in higher-level application of mathematics.
  • The student will improve verbal communication skills while debating, preparing speeches, and role-playing in class.
  • The student will learn to appreciate the various arts through planned field trips, guest speakers, and multimedia.
  • The student will design and implement a visual project to be displayed along with contributions to a Web Page designed by students in the Enrichment program.
  • The student will help design and participate in a chosen Service Project to help our community.

GIFTED TEACHERS

Please click on the following links to gain access to our Gifted Instructors' websites:

Pam Fowler - Elementary Gifted Education

Karan Baker - Intermediate Gifted Education - Grades 5th - 6th

Melanie Perry - Middle School Gifted Education - Grades 7th - 8th

Monica McConnell - High School Gifted Education - Grades 9th - 12th