The Before School Gifted and Talented program is offered to eligible students within grade levels 2-5. Utilizing multiple sources of data in accordance with the state and National Association for Gifted Children, selected students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of challenging, interest-based projects. The program will begin in October and run through the month of May. Participants will be eligible for either one or both of the two types of classes or “Paths”. The two Paths are: 1) Language Arts / Social Studies Path 2) Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Path. Both Paths will include projects and activities that dive into a wide-range of content and themes that support student interest and will develop their abilities beyond the classroom instruction. While the program may shift direction based on the interests of the students, they will be consistently challenged through meaningful and engaging projects.
Participants - Eligible students from grades 2-5.
Paths - 1) Language Arts / Social Studies Path
2) Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Path
Dates - Students meet in grade level groups according to the Path(s) in which they are eligible.
Monday – Grades 2 and 5 - ELA/SS Path
Tuesday – Grades 2 and 5 - STEM Path
Wednesday – Grades 3 and 4 - ELA/SS Path
Thursday – Grades 3 and 4 - STEM Path
Duration - Program will run from October through May.
Topics - A wide variety of opportunities involving STEM, language arts, and more steered by the interests and motivation of the students.
Van Derveer continually differentiates all programs and instruction to best meet the needs of every student. While enrichment opportunities will continue to challenge students within their classroom setting, the before school G&T program offers additional specifically differentiated opportunities to promote student engagement and development.