Our gifted and talented specialist oversees the following forms of gifted services at HPE.
-Direct instruction of high performing students in their classrooms.
-Coaching and material support for classroom teachers.
-Leader of our Challenge Group for parents and teachers
The vast majority of time is spent working with flexible groups in our classrooms. The groups are determined by student need for additional challenge in specific curricular areas.
COACHING AND MATERIAL SUPPORT
Professional support is provided to all teachers at HPE as regards high ability students.
Below is a list of Gifted Services available to students at Highland Park Elementary. This listing is based on the Levels of Service (LoS) Framework created by Donald Treffinger.
LEVEL ONE : OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STUDENTS
International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry
LEVEL TWO : OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY STUDENTS
Catalyst Curriculum (Thinking Skills Instruction)
for Kindergarten and Grade One
Ability based flexible grouping in various subject areas (K-6)
Interest based flexible grouping in various subject areas (K-6)
Scripps National Spelling Bee (1-6)
LEVEL THREE : OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOME STUDENTS
(These are often enrichment opportunities outside the classroom)
School Patrol (4-6)
After School Fee Based Opportunities
Community Educaton Classes (K-6)
Mad Science (1-6)
Schoolhouse Chess (K-6)
Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes (K-6)
Insect Research (3-6)
School Day Free Opportunities
WordMasters competition (3-6)
Math Challenge Club (2-6)
Destination Imagination competition (K-6)
Geographers Fair (K-6)
Philosophy Slam (K-6)
LEVEL FOUR : OPPORTUNITIES FOR A FEW STUDENTS