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Curriculum Processes

The Talent Pool, SOCRATES, Accelerated, and SAA curriculum focuses on inquiry and research, critical thinking, creative/productive thinking, and communication skills. Affective development is included to enhance acceptance of self and others.


The gifted/talented students will:

  • select topics
  • define topics/research questions
  • identify audiences
  • determine possible products
  • gather information
  • organize information
  • present original products



The gifted/talented students will:

  • analyze
    • fact/opinion
    • relevant/irrelevant information
    • reliable/unreliable sources
  • question
  • infer
    • meaning of statements
    • cause/effect relationships
    • generalizations
    • predictions
    • assumptions
    • point of view
  • reason
    • inductive logic
    • deductive logic
  • evaluate
    • judge
    • make/defend decision(s)



The gifted/talented students will exhibit:

  • fluency:   quantity
  • flexibility:   variety
  • originality:   uniqueness
  • elaboration:   expansion/embellishment
  • complexity:   interrelatedness
  • curiosity:   inquiry
  • imagination:   visualization
  • risk taking:   courage



The gifted/talented students will:

  • determine purposes for a variety of settings and occasions
  • listen critically to analyze, interpret, and evaluate
  • appreciate spoken language
  • evaluate visual images, messages, and meanings
  • prepare, organize, and present a variety of informative visual images, messages, and meanings that communicate effectivel
  • interpret messages, purposes, and perspectives
  • utilize standard grammar and spoken language to communicate clearly



The gifted/talented students will:

  • respect authority
  • respect learning
  • respect others and their rights
  • display and respond to humor appropriately
  • use appropriate manners
  • interact effectively in group situations
  • tolerate imperfection in self/others
  • accept praise, punishment, and criticism
  • argue with logic, not emotion
  • demonstrate independent action
  • exhibit self-direction
  • model trustworthiness
  • accept consequences for action
  • accept giftedness in relation to self/others

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