Eligibility Requirements: Students must achieve a test score in the 95th percentile in at least two areas of the NWEA tests, followed by meeting the current minimum required a score on an IQ test.
Time Commitment: Elective class in Room 303 meets daily eighth-hour Monday-Friday; there are also “pull-out” opportunities each semester. The class is available as a semester class, or for an entire year.
Procedure for Identification: Every Branson School student is screened twice annually 1st through 6th grade, and once annually in Junior High. Transfer students who previously participated in a similarly gifted program are also identified if they meet Branson Gifted criteria.
Description: BHS Gifted Program is a safe environment where gifted high-school students come to participate together in various activities involving higher level thinking. Activities include, but are not limited to service learning projects, debates over current issues, effective learning, and academic challenge. This is a community designed to increase mental, emotional, and social awareness; relieve some stresses of high school; and promote advanced levels of academic achievement.
Expectations: Willingness to participate and contribute to activities, creativity, critical thinking, and respect for others.
Opportunities: The gifted teacher serves as a resource to help identified students with college planning, ACT preparation and help, scheduling, career planning, and anything else needed. Opportunities for students to “check in” will be provided monthly.
Teacher: Shannon Batt firstname.lastname@example.org