Gifted Program

 

 

Program Purpose:

The purpose of the Social Circle City Schools Gifted Program is to provide students in grades kindergarten through twelve, who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic, creative, and/or artistic ability with differentiated services to address their exceptionalities.

 

Program Goals:

The curricula for gifted students align the gifted education goals with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards or the Georgia Performance Standards (science and social studies). Curriculum objectives focus on developing cognitive learning, research and reference, and meta-cognitive skills at each grade grouping, using principles of differentiation. 

 

The goals of the Social Circle City Schools Gifted Program are:

 

  • To help students become critical thinkers and problem solvers
  • To guide students in developing and applying a growth mindset
  • To provide opportunities for students to become self-directed learners
  • To challenge students with a more rigorous curriculum

 

Curriculum:

The curricula for gifted students align the gifted education goals with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards or the Georgia Performance Standards (science and social studies). Curriculum objectives focus on developing cognitive learning, research and reference, and meta-cognitive skills at each grade grouping, using principles of differentiation. 

Courses of study will be appropriately modified in content, teaching strategies, and expectations of student mastery.  Curriculum objectives shall focus on academic skills, using differentiated principals to provide opportunities for gifted students to achieve at levels commensurate with their identified abilities. 

 

Accountability

Eligibility criteria for placement in this program shall coincide with criteria set by regulations of the State Department of Education Code IDDD, Rule 160-4-2-.38, Education Program for Gifted Students.  A student who has been officially placed in the gifted program may continue to receive gifted program services as long as he/she meets the following continuation criteria:

 

  • The student maintains satisfactory performance in gifted education classes. 
  • Satisfactory performance is indicated by the student maintaining an average grade of at least 80% in each class in which gifted services are provided.
  • The student is expected to complete all required assignments, to actively participate in class activities, and to attend gifted classes on a regular basis.
  • Student performance is reviewed annually to determine continued eligibility.

 

Delivery Model Descriptions

Gifted services are delivered using the following state-approved models:

 

  • Social Circle Primary School: Resource and Cluster Grouping

 

  • Social Circle Elementary School:  Resource and Cluster Grouping

 

  • Social Circle Middle School: Advanced Content and Cluster Grouping

 

  • Social Circle High School: Advanced Content Model, Advanced Placement Model, and Dual Enrollment.

 

The State Board of Education determines eligibility criteria for placement in this program. For a summary of those criteria or for further information about the Social Circle City School System Program for Gifted Students, please contact the Gifted Program Chair at your child’s school or :

Christina Sneed, Gifted Program Coordinator

christina.sneed@socialcircleschools.org 

Social Circle City Schools

147 Alcova Drive

Social Circle, GA 30025

770-464-2731

Additional Resources:

Georgia Department of Education Resource Manual http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Documents/Gifted%20Education/Georgia-Gifted-Resource-Manual.pdf

Georgia Association for Gifted Children   http://www.gagc.org/

National Society for the Gifted and Talented   https://www.nsgt.org/