Our PEAK program defines gifted learners as “those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their needs.”
1) Cluster Groups- Our students on Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) are clustered in English Language Arts and math classes. Our PEAK coordinator provides classroom teachers with materials and professional development to provide the necessary rigor in these areas. She may pull groups for extension projects as a part of her coplanning, coteaching, or supporting in the core classes.
2) Enrichment- The PEAK coordinator teaches an enrichment section and all PEAK students rotate through that class for one trimester some time during the year.
3) Social Emotional Support- The PEAK coordinator pulls groups of students on ALPs once-a-week during Crew in order to support their social emotional needs and help them understand what it means to be gifted.
Our learners on ALPs historically register high growth compared to state averages, and many of their learning goals exceed the expectations of state standards. In math, most of our PEAK students enter high school prepared for coursework above the 9th grade level. We also have programs designed to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted learners.
For more information, contact our PEAK Coordinator Sarah Beesley (970) 384-5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org