SCPS gifted service delivery model exists in middle schools. Middle School gifted resource teachers work with students to
- to set goals,
- monitor progress,
- and acknowledge growth.
Additionally, the gifted resource teacher is an integral member of the staff with a necessary and unique skill set. They work closely with the general education teachers to
- provide resources
- opportunities for differentiation,
- and strategies
for meeting the needs of the gifted middle school students in their respective classes.
SCPS Gifted and Talented Services provides gifted middle school students
Resources--Students have a variety of opportunities to work with intellectual peers in a supportive situation, where gifted students gain support to develop a love of learning and strategies to become successful in their learning journey.
Cluster Grouping--Students are grouped with other identified gifted students in the general education classroom to provide like-minded peer opportunities.
Advanced Coursework-- The courses offer students an opportunity to work at an advanced pace and depth and breadth. Students have the opportunity to experience more rigorous opportunities and accelerated content.
Classroom Teacher Resource Support--Each school (K-12) has one gifted resource teacher who works with students, classroom teachers, parents, and administrators to provide opportunities to nurture our gifted students' abilities. Using a coaching model affords the gifted resource teacher the ability to push into classrooms and support students to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs.
FOCUS ART GRADES 6-8Tyler Clarke
Middle School GIFTED RESOURCE TEACHERSDixon-Smith Middle
Lisa Arthur(540) 899-0860
Shirley Heim Middle
H.H. Poole Middle
Rodney Thompson Middle
A.G. Wright Middle
Leigh Wiegert(540) 658-6240