Curriculum and Instruction

Gifted Students must receive on-going differentiated instruction that is planned and embedded in the core curriculum.  Time spent with a Gifted Education Specialist, while extremely valuable, cannot be the only accommodation for high ability students.
In order to more fully meet the unique educational needs of gifted and high ability students, MCPS offers the following program options, which include but not limited to:
  • Early entrance to Kindergarten
  • Single-subject acceleration
  • Whole grade acceleration
  • Curriculum compacting
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Independent or small group research/study
  • Flexible grouping
  • Cluster grouping
  • SAT Challenge
  • Small group pull-out
  • Student Conferences
  • Assistance with social and emotional needs
  • Mentorships as needed and when available
  • Advanced Placement classes
  • Honors and upper level course work
  • Dual Credit
  • UM Pilot Program
  • AP testing opportunities for upper level languages
  • Advanced Opportunities in Music
  • Clubs and Activities in a variety of interest areas (ie. Flagship, DECA, Speech and Debate, Key Club)
  • Advanced competitions