SPARK is the name of our gifted services program here at Arrowhead. Currently, we are an enrichment program in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Our curriculum content strives to be at the correct level of difficulty for this group of learners. Instruction is accelerated in Mathematics with our Walk Up to Math program in grades 3 thorugh 6.
Our main Math program is based on Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for mathematics and is supported by materials from Engage New York. This program is also supplemented by lessons and activities from researched gifted publications and include strategically placed problem-based and project-based learning opportunities.Our adopted reading program utilizes literature units with an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking and writing. Gifted students are clustered together during Reading and Writing with thier gifted peers. Here students will also engage in problem-based and project-based learning opportunities.
Students are identified for placement based on district requirements that can be found here.