About Gifted Honors English

Students identified as academically gifted may enroll in the Gifted Honors English course, which offers both gifted programming components and high school English credit. The class has a seminar format which allows students to participate actively in their learning. The teacher serves as a facilitator, using the Socratic method to elicit critical inquiry. Instruction is often individualized to accommodate various learning styles and interests and to incorporate a variety of primary sources and community resources.

This course extends on learning from the ALPHA and SIGMA programs and allows students to continue building skills in the following areas:

    • critical and creative thinking

    • oral and written communication

    • problem solving

    • analytical reading and writing

    • inquiry and research

    • affective education and leadership

Sample curriculum activities for all levels of Gifted Honors English include:

    • creative and expository writing

    • Future Problem Solving

    • literary analysis

    • independent research

    • debate and mock trial

    • community action and service projects

Permission to enroll in and to continue in Gifted Honors English is based on student performance and teacher recommendation.