Best Things About the Program

      The following chart shows the comments made by at least two parents:

      Best 3 things about the gifted education program (37 respondents):

       

       

      Response count

      Child enjoys activities with Mr. Kendall/volunteers; Fun ways to learn hard concepts; makes learning fun; “highlight of the week”

      12

      Opportunities for children to push themselves / be appropriately challenged

      7

      Enrichment to the fine curriculum offered by the schools

      6

      That there IS a program (even with budget cuts)

      6

      Mr. Kendall has done a great job getting to know individual students

      6

      The individual feedback that Mr. Kendall has provided about my child

      6

      Excellent staff / Mr. Kendall

      4

      Small-group setting with ability-level peers

      4

      Expands knowledge base

      4

      Junior Great Books / Reading Enrichment program

      4

      Students are not aware of why they are being pulled out, which avoids elitism for those being pulled out and discontent for others not being pulled

      3

      Math program

      2

      Increased my child’s excitement about learning

      2

      Strengthened friendships/connections with students with similar interests

      2

      Keeps students from being bored

      2

      More time for creative writing with direction and feedback; encourages creative endeavors

      2

      Mr. Kendall has made obvious efforts to improve math program with more varied activities and to enhance curriculum

      2

      The program makes great use of local talent/volunteers

      2




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