Gifted Programs

GIFTED PROGRAMS

 

Services are delivered to identified students through a variety of self-contained, cluster, and/or pull out groupings or differentiated instruction within the regular classroom.

Specific instructional strategies are tailored to the needs of the gifted student: open ended questioning, projects, and/or activities that focus on higher order thinking skills.

Payson USD services students in the elementary K-2, 3-5 middle school 6-8 model and high school 9-12.

Gifted students participating in elective and accelerated programs are doing work that replaces the class work students have demonstrated competency in.

 

Primary Students Kindergarten through Grade 2

Grouping

        Multi-age classes and clusters

        Cross grade groups (vertical acceleration)

        Individual and paired activities

Delivery

Contracts, extension activities, research, projects, self-selected activities, cluster group instruction, instructional differentiation

 

Upper Elementary Students Grades 3- 5

Grouping

        Multi-age classes and clusters

        Cross grade groups (vertical acceleration)

        Individual and paired activities

Delivery

Contracts, extension activities (projects, research), self-selected activities, presentations, cluster group instruction, instructional differentiation, cross-age and peer tutoring (teach what you know)

 

Secondary Students grades 6, 7 & 8

Grouping

        Multi-age classes and clusters

        Cross grade groups

        Integrated studies

        Individual and paired activities

Delivery

Contracts, extension activities (projects, research), self-selected activities, presentations, group instruction, instructional differentiation, cross-age and peer tutoring (teach what you know)

 

Secondary Students Grades 9-12

Grouping

        Multi-age classes and clusters

        Cross grade groups

        Subject/content specific groups

        Individual and paired activities

Delivery

AP/ Honors courses, college course dual enrollment and online courses, contracts, extension activities (projects, research), self-selected activities, presentations, competitions, service organizations and clubs, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), cluster group instruction, cross-age and peer tutoring (teach what you know)