Welcome back to a new year at Jean Childs Young Middle School. You are amongthe over 75 students at Young who have been previouslyidentified as Gifted & Talented. We are excited to have such a largegroup of bright, motivated young people among our student body. Ms. Rosewill be our contact person this school year among our team of gifted-certifiedteachers for the Gifted & Talented program. We will collaborate with your teachers to ensure that you are challengedin ways that are appropriate to your abilities.
In elementary school, you might have been in a “challenge”pull-out program where you received special instruction in an alternativesetting while other students remained in class. In middle school, we meetyour needs for academic curiosity and autonomy, increased rigor, through youradvanced content courses. Teachers of advanced content courses arerequired to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of the Gifted& Talented students on their rosters. Our team of gifted teacherswill work with your scholar to ensure the quality and appropriateness ofdifferentiation for your Gifted & Talented individual.
In addition to traditional classroom instruction, Gifted &Talented students also have the opportunity to stretch themselvesintellectually through projects and extracurricular activities. Gifted& Talented students are strongly encouraged to complete an Academic Fair projectin Math, Science, Social Studies, or Technology. We will work with yourteachers to support your efforts and pair as many students as possible withadult mentors from industry or academia. If you are looking for guidancefinding a challenging extracurricular activity, please reach out to Ms. Rose.
Have an amazing school year,