• Middle School Advanced Classes
     
    Program Philosophy
     
    Gifted middle school students require a bridge from elementary content replacement (SAGE) and Cluster grouping classrooms in order to lay a foundation to high school Honors, IB, and AP classes. The advanced content classes provide a revised curriculum that draws on cognitive and affective learning outcomes.
     
     
    Overview
    Advanced content classes in English language arts, science and social studies place gifted identified students and high achieving students in a classroom that is designed with the Parallel Curriculum model.
     
    This curriculum uses four parallels and Ascending Intellectual Demand (AID):
     
    ? Core Curriculum (What are the key content standards and learning outcomes?)
    ? The Curriculum of Connections (How does this content connect across disciplines, time, place, and so on?)
    ? The Curriculum of Practice (How is this content implemented and applied in the real world?)
    ? The Curriculum of Identity (What relationship does this content have to an individual learner?)
    ? AID (How do instruction and curriculumchallenge and engage learners and move them from their present understanding toward expertise in a subject matter?)
     
    Goals
     
    Academic goals- Students will…
     
    1. develop skills to connect content to a personal and global perspective
    2. engage in content as a practitioner and scholar in the discipline
    3. grapple with ideas and questions using both critical and creative thinking
     
    Cognitive and affective goals- Students will …
     
    1. have confidence in their own abilities and ideas
    2. embrace responsibility as self-reliant learners
    3. successfully transition to advanced high school courses
     
     

    Grade Level

     

     

    Gifted Services Provided at Gavilan Peak

     

     

    Description Of Services

     

     

     

    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 socialstudies.

     

     

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