Welcome to Mountain View High School’s Gifted and Accelerated Programs resource page. Gifted, talented, and highly motivated students are identified as having needs beyond what the regular classroom may provide. GAP - previously known as Focus in middle and elementary school - addresses the needs of not only identified gifted students, but also all students who are interested in pursuing accelerated learning opportunities. Focus at the high school is truly a resource program--students are not pulled out of their regular classes for enrichment or acceleration on a regular basis; however, the Gifted Resource Teacher is available to identified students, for one-on-one work with teachers to accelerate or enrich curriculum as needed, and he or she is also either the facilitator or the contact/liaison for several programs available for interested students including Independent Study, Virtual Virginia, Edgenuity, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment and the International Bacculaureate diploma program. In addition, the Gifted Resource Teacher assists students applying to various summer programs including the Summer Residential Governor's School, Summer Regional Governor's School, Boys and Girls State, and numerous other opportunities. Gifted and highly motivated students are encouraged to take challenging courses that offer higher level thinking skills, address their individual needs, interests, and strengths, and prepare them for university studies.
Students identified as gifted are added to the Google Classroom page at the beginning of each school year, and information regarding programs and offerings will be updated primarily in Google Classroom throughout the year. Parents who wish to be added to our county Google Classroom may contact me, and I will be happy to add your email. Major programs, such as Summer Residential Governor's School, will also be announecd on this website.
As the gifted resource teacher, I am available to meet with students should they have questions about enrichment programs, scheduling, extracurricular opportunities, or any other concerns. In addition, I assist students applying to various summer programs including the Summer Residential Governor's School, Summer Regional Governor's School, and numerous other opportunities.