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Gifted Services and Opportunities

Gifted Program Offerings

Elementary School

Center for Creative Learning

  • 1 day a week (300+ min. a wk)
  • Direct and Indirect Services by Gifted Program Counselor plus PEGS Regional Collaborative Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students
  • Support throughout the district by Gifted Program Director

Middle School

Academic Stretch

  • Special-Class Model
  • 210 minutes a week
  • Paired with Compacted Challenge Language Arts (CCLA)

According to DESE guidelines, CCLA is not officially part of the gifted program. Gifted program classes are not allowed to supplant required coursework, nor can they be taught by teachers without gifted certification.

High School

Gifted Resource Program

  • Consultation Services
  • Time varies per pupil

General School Offerings

Elementary School

  • Curriculum Compacting
    (5 days of instruction covered in 4 days for Center students)
  • Cluster Grouping of Gifted Students
  • Math Acceleration
  • Leveled Instruction in Literacy
  • Extensions in Science and Social Studies
  • e-Hour Clubs

Middle School

  • Challenge Classes in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • High School Courses in Math
  • High School Courses in Foreign Languages
  • Encore Classes in Fine and Practical Arts
  • After-School Clubs

High School

  • Honors Classes and AP Classes
  • Distance Learning
  • Dual Enrollment or Credit
  • Elective Courses in Fine and Practical Arts
  • Extra-Curricular Offerings

District Initiatives Supporting Advanced Learning Opportunities


  • School-Sponsored Opportunities
  • Partners in Education (PIE) Opportunities
  • PTO-Sponsored Opportunities
  • Summer Opportunities


  • Whole Grade Skipping Procedures
  • Subject Matter Acceleration Procedures
  • Parent Resource Packet and Teacher Resource Packet


  • Professional Development
  • Content Area Curriculum Document Recommendations
  • Teacher Evaluation Form