Middle School Advanced ClassesProgram PhilosophyGifted 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.OverviewAdvanced 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?)GoalsAcademic goals- Students will…1. develop skills to connect content to a personal and global perspective2. engage in content as a practitioner and scholar in the discipline3. grapple with ideas and questions using both critical and creative thinkingCognitive and affective goals- Students will …1. have confidence in their own abilities and ideas2. embrace responsibility as self-reliant learners3. successfully transition to advanced high school courses
Gifted Services Provided at Gavilan Peak
Description Of Services
*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 ArtAdvance classes are offered in language arts, math, science and socialstudies.
High School Honors Math-Algebra 1 and 2 Honors, Geometry Honors.