FIND it Fast

Gavilan Peak

            School

FIND it Fast
Carmen Giurgiu Gifted Services Specialist

GP Mission Statement : Our Vision is to lay the learning foundation for a rapidly changing future.We will use a global perspective to think critically,collaborate and solve problems affecting our world.

                                                        Gavilan Peak Gifted Services

                                                     2016-2017 Overview of Services

                          Gifted Teacher and Cluster Model Coordinator :carmen.giurgiu@dvusd.org

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Grade Level

Gifted Services Provided

Description Of Services

 

 

 

Kindergarten

 

 

 

*Gifted Cluster Placement

All gifted students are clustered together with a gifted trained teacher for the majority of the school day.

 

Reading: enrichment activities and literature, tiered centers and small group instruction.

 

Math: enrichment activities/acceleration.

 

 

 

 

 

Grades 1-2

 

 

 

 

 

*Gifted Cluster Placement

All gifted students are clustered together with a gifted trained teacher for the majority of the school day.

 

Reading: enrichment activities and literature, tiered centers and small group instruction. Literature studies and Junior Grade Books. Students also see the SAGE teacher a few times a week for enrichment activities.

 

Math: pretesting/compacting grade level content, enrichment and acceleration.

 

Mandarin Immersion Math-challenge is provided through math instruction in a foreign language.

 

2nd Grade math -2nd grade curriculum is taught and extended into 3rd grade standards if students show readiness. Gifted SAGE teacher pulls students a few times a week for enrichment as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grades3-6

 

*SAGE Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SAGE Math

 

 

 

 

*Leadership Seminars

 

 

*The Passion Project

Sage Reading-4-6 content replacement/pull out program .The course is taught by the SAGE teacher and utilizes the gifted curriculum by the College of Gifted Education William & Mary. It incorporates novel studies, Socratic seminars, instruction, activities and projects that encourage creativity and are tailored for gifted students as well as technology integration.

3rd grade reading instruction is still provided by the homeroom teacher with differentiation but will see the Gifted Specialist daily for 45 minutes for reading enrichment-novel studies.

 

Sage Math-3-5 content replacement/pull out program. The course is taught by the SAGE teacher and offers acceleration of above grade level material, instruction and activities tailored for gifted students.


Leadership Seminars-monthly seminars offered by community and state leaders to discuss leadership and future career planning.

 

The Passion Project- The purpose of The Passion Project is to empower students to connect with their best ideas. It is a quarterly opportunity to synthesize your knowledge about something you’ve learned, know about or seek new opportunities to explore a passion, research it, design a choice presentation tool and teach the class about it. This sounds simple, right? It is! But it is also a lot of work.  At Gavilan Peak we believe in empowering our students with the right to and the responsibility for having a voice in how they learn. By allowing time to connect with their best ideas, we are allowing them to experience learning at its finest while encouraging risk-taking, embracing 'failures' and sharing in creative break-through.

 

 

 

Grades 7-8

 

 

 

 

*Advance content classes in all core subject areas

 

*High School Honors Math(credit transferable to  high school)

 

* Foreign Language Elective(credit transferable to high school)

 

*Advance Art

 

Advance classes are offered in language arts, math, science and social studies.

 

High School Honors Math-Algebra 1 and 2 Honors, Geometry Honors.

 

Mandarin 1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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