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Elementary Cluster

New for 2016-2017

Students in Grades 2-4 who are identified gifted/talented in a single category [superior cognitive (IQ), reading or mathematics] are placed in a cluster group and served through structured differentiation and compacting by their general education teacher.  General education teachers receive ongoing High Quality Professional Development and Coaching by a Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) to support this effort.

What does it mean to be in a cluster group?
This means that identified students are grouped together and placed in a mixed ability classroom with a teacher trained to meet their specific needs/abilities.  The focus is on modifying and extending grade level standards to promote engagement and increased academic achievement.