Wake County Public School System Academically Gifted Program. Beginning the Middle School Journey. The Academically Gifted Program seeks to:. Inspire the love of learning Foster high achievement capabilities Support individual interests of gifted learners
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Public School System
Academically Gifted Program
Middle School Journey
for thestudents’ school experience:
for Academically Gifted services:
Delivered through grouping and differentiation strategies within the regular education classroom
During the middle years, students change in the ways and degrees in which they express their academic abilities.
Grouping strategies within the regular classroom allow teachers to meet the changing needs of students.
In middle school, Academically Gifted students are served in their area(s) of identification according to the AG Plan 2007-2010 and as outlined on our school plan.
“The goal for gifted education is to nurture the fullest development of each learner’s personal, social-emotional, and academic potentials.”
WCPSS Academically Gifted Program Plan, 2007-2010
The Role of the MS AG Resource Teacher
The Academically Gifted teacher is also available to individual students, by appointment, to support their academic efforts.
In the fall of each year, parents of Academically Gifted students receive Differentiated Education Plans (DEPs) and Differentiated Course Plans (DCPs).
Teachers use the information on the DEP and DCP(s) to plan for differentiated curricula and instructional practices for academically gifted students.
The Team for
AG Resource Teacher
School Counselors and other professional staff
Central Services Academically Gifted staff
What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day
I knew what he was,
But what should I say?
He is noise and confusion.
He is silence that is deep.
He is sunshine and laughter,
Or a cloud that will weep.
He is swift as an arrow.
He is a waster of time.
He wants to be rich,
But cannot save a dime.
He is rude and nasty.
He is polite as can be.
He wants parental guidance,
But fights to be free.
He is aggressive and bossy.
He is timid and shy.
He knows all the answers.
But still will ask “why”.
He is awkward and clumsy.
He is graceful and poised.
He is ever changing,
But do not be annoyed.
What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day.
He is the future unfolding,
So do not stand in the way.
(By: An eighth grade middle school student)