Schoolwide Cluster Grouping for Gifted Students in Grades K-6
Students qualify for gifted services in the Gifted Cluster model by obtaining a score at or above the 97th percentile in any of the following areas: verbal, quantitative, or nonverbal.
In the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping model, gifted students are clustered into mixed-ability classrooms at each grade level. Classroom compositions are carefully structured with two main goals:
To ensure that there is a balance throughout the grade level
To reduce the learning range found in any given classroom
This system provides opportunities for teachers to more readily respond to the needs of all their students through enrichment, enhancement, and mild acceleration opportunities.
Cluster teachers receive monthly training in understanding, planning for, and instructing gifted students. Cluster teachers receive support from the onsite Gifted Specialist, Cluster Coach, and the Gifted Program Mentor.
Content Replacement with Gifted Specialists (Grades 4-6)
Students qualify for gifted services in Content Replacement with a score at or above the 97th percentile in verbal, quantitative, or nonverbal areas.
Gifted Specialists provide content replacement and content enrichment to gifted students in each elementary school for grades 4-6. Students receive enriched, enhanced, and accelerated instruction in mathematics and/or reading, depending on their academic needs. Students receive reading and mathematics content replacement with the onsite gifted specialist in lieu of the regular grade-level curriculum provided in their homeroom classes.