gifted children are certainly not all the same, it is only natural that the
services available to them are varied as well. Utilizing several different
service models, the Milford School District aims to provide layered
opportunities for identified gifted and talented students.
Part-time Grouping: Identified students in the top 3-5% of their class on the identification measures will participate in a pull-out enrichment program taught by Mr. Brice Baylis. This will take place 3-4 hours per week. Learning will be both teacher and student-led with the final quarter including an Independent Study. During this time, family and community resources will assist in facilitating the learning process.
Enrichment Activities: Within the regular classroom, core subjects will utilize enrichment activities regularly for students showing above average ability within that subject area. The district’s gifted and talented teacher will provide advanced materials and/or special opportunities for students excelling in this area. This work is generally completed in cooperation with the students homeroom teacher and the district gifted and talented teacher.
Cluster Grouping: During designated times, high ability readers and mathematicians will be grouped by ability and provided advanced instruction. The gifted and talented teacher will assist the classroom teacher in creating appropriate lessons that incorporate advanced grade-levels’ common core standards as needed.