Gifted Programs Organization at Bryant Public Schools
K-2 participates in Whole Group Enrichment Lessons each week for a minimum of 30 minutes per week. During this time, teachers make observations while providing talent development activities that begins the referral process. The lessons are delivered by the classroom teacher and/or the GT teacher. The GT teacher works with the classroom teacher in preparing lessons, delivering lessons and making observations of students.
Placement for gifted students begins in 3rd grade . 3rd-5th grade Identified Gifted Students participate in a GT Pull-out program with other GT students with a certified GT teacher for at least 150 minutes per week. The GT student will be scheduled to go to the GT classroom at least twice a week for 75 minutes each time. The GT teacher will also work with the classroom teacher to provide instruction and differentiation for GT students.
6th-9th grade Identified Gifted Students have the opportunity to participate in Pre-AP classes to prepare them for AP classes and higher level content at the high school level. GT identified students in grades 6-9 should be enrolled in at least one pre-ap class. AP Computer Science Principles is also offered at the 9th grade level.
10th-12th grade Identified Gifted Students have the opportunity to participate in Pre-AP, AP and Concurrent Credit Classes. GT identified students in grades 10-12 should be enrolled in at least one Concurrent Credit, Pre-AP or AP class.
The Curriculum for Gifted Learners in Bryant focuses on and includes content which is more elaborate, complex, and in-depth. It allows for the development and application of productive thinking skills to enable students to re-conceptualize existing knowledge and to generate new knowledge. It enables students to explore constantly changing knowledge and information and to learn to use necessary resources to understand and extend this knowledge. It promotes self-understanding and self-initiated and self-directed growth and development of interpersonal relationships. It stresses higher-level thinking skills, creativity, and excellence in performance and projects.
In the Elementary setting, the curriculum is extended beyond the regular curriculum. Students may also participate in activities and competitions that vary by school but may include: Math Olympiad, Noetic Math, Chess, Quiz Bowl, Destination Imagination, and the Stock Market Game. Please check with your campus to find what enrichment and extensions are at your campus.
At the Secondary Level, curriculum is designed to offer advanced instruction, enrichment content topics and specific skills related to high-level creative and critical thinking. The Curriculum is differentiated in content, process, and/or product. This differentiation is documented in lesson plans. Pre-AP classes are offered in grades 6-12. AP and concurrent credit classes are offered at the high school level and approved by college board and/or the partnering college. Extracurricular activities and enrichment opportunities may include: Chess, Quiz Bowl, Stock Market, Model UN/Model Arab League, Mock Trial, and Destination Imagination. Please check your local campus for more information.