Gifted Services at H-B Woodlawn are provided through a collaborative resource model in which the classroom teacher works with the resource teacher for the gifted to develop and present appropriately differentiated learning experiences for gifted students within the regular classroom. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in intensified and Advanced Placement classes in several academic areas to extend their learning beyond the basic curriculum. Students may also design their own courses through independent study, summer internships, apprentice workshops, and dual enrollment with local universities. A variety of summer experiences are also available to advanced high school students. Some of these opportunities are only available to students who have been identified for gifted services; however, most are open to all students in the system who wish to pursue further challenge.
The full-time resource teacher for the gifted is available to provide support to teachers, students and parents. The resource teacher provides information and assistance in the areas of curriculum development, instructional methods, identification procedures, summer programs, staff development, and advocacy for gifted students. In the fall, all parents are invited to an evening informational meeting about gifted services at H-B Woodlawn.
Parents, teachers, other school staff, and community members can refer students to be evaluated for gifted services. Identification committees meet each spring to review students referred for services. More information on the identification process can be found on the APS Gifted Services web page.
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