The Elementary Gifted Program


  • If you are intrested in nominating your 2nd or 3rd grader please completly fill out this form by December 21st
     
    Grosse Pointe's annual gifted nomination process takes place in the winter of each year.  Students in grades 2nd and 3rd are nominted for gifted services. Our magnet classrooms are 3rd and 4th grade split classrooms. The classrooms are curently housed at Defer, Ferry, Montieth and Richard.
     
    Students in 2nd and 3rd grade are identified through a system-wide Child Study Committee.  Nominations can be made by parents or teachers in the winter of their second and third grade year. Each nominted student has a portfolio with standardized testing, student writing samples, with a comprehensive teacher evaluation. 
     
    Students recommended for magnet demonstrate cognitive aptitude, significantly beyond their grade-level peers. This educational setting supports the emotional and behavorial characteristics of children. 
     
    The curriculum of the magnet program, follows the Grosse Pointe curriculum, however, students are advanced at least one year in math, ELA concepts are taught with advanced depth and breadth. Content area subjects are taught on a yearly, rotational basis. 
     
    The magnet learning experience:
    1. Differentiated learning at a greater pace or depth, depending on the needs of gifted students. 
    2. Project-based learning classrooms.
    3. Phases of learning based on readiness. 
    4. Student learning partners. 
     
     
    Keith Howell
    Elementary Curriculum Director
     
    Pam Liagre
    Magnet Coordinator
     
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