Middle School – Gifted & Talented Program
Students at the 6th-8th grade levels are served through Pre-AP classes. Thinking skills, critical and creative problem solving skills and research skills are emphasized. Affective needs of gifted students are addressed, as well. Project Lead the Way lessons in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are options at the 7th and 8th grade levels. Quiz Bowl and the Scripps National Spelling Bee are competitions that take place during the middle school years. The Duke Tip program is an option for students scoring above the criteria during the 7th grade year.
Arkansas State Department of Education: Definition of Giftedness- "Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability, whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability. "
National Association for Gifted Children http://www.nagc.org/
Duke Tip Program https://tip.duke.edu/
Hoagies' Gifted page: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE) http://www.agatearkansas.org/
Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute https://www.education.purdue.edu/geri/
Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association http://arquizbowl.org/
Scripps National Spelling Bee http://spellingbee.com/
Characteristics of Gifted Children