Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 4.40.40 PM.pngCimarron Middle SchoolScreen Shot 2015-01-07 at 4.40.40 PM.png

Gifted Education Programming


What does Gifted Education Programming look like?

  • A continuum of programming services designed to meet the academic, social/emotional and behavioral needs of Gifted Learners

  • Differentiated instruction designed to meet the needs of Gifted Learners in Core Academic classes and Elective classes

  • Gifted and advanced learners grouped with other gifted and academically advanced peers for Language Arts and Math

Advanced Courses offered at each grade level


Language Arts


(1 year advancement)


(2 year advancement)


Advanced LA 6

Math 6 Accelerated

(for students 1-2 years advanced in math)

Math 7 Accelerated

(for students 2 years advanced in math)


Advanced LA 7

Math 7 Accelerated

Algebra 1


Advanced LA 8

Algebra 1


(High School Credit available)

Additional Programming Options

  • Dual Enrollment

    • Students needing academic programming at the high school level may receive instruction through online programming as a dually enrolled student through eDCSD.

    • Examples of past dual enrollment programming: Chinese 2, Algebra 2

Affective & Social/Emotional Programming

  • Individual and group counseling opportunities to meet students’ affective needs

  • School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

  • STEP - Student/Teacher Emergenetics Program

  • Clubs & Extracurricular afterschool programs

  • 6th, 7th and 8th grade students engage in career exploration activities embedded within classroom curriculum and team activities. Early college and career planning for 8th grade students through Naviance Strength Finder, Naviance Career Cluster Finder and the District Sponsored Career Expo.

On-going Staff Development

  • Gifted and Talented Facilitator collaborates/consults with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted students, utilizing a menu of programming options

  • District-wide staff development such as Understanding the Gifted Learner; Principles of Differentiation; Understanding the Twice Exceptional Learner, etc.

  • Annual Conferences and Training Opportunities

Additional Information