The Mount Vernon School Gifted and Talented Program provides challenging instruction to students who have surpassed the district benchmarks and/or have demonstrated above average performance on the state assessments. In our G&T program, students are grouped together in a class with similar students and receive appropriate instruction in all content areas.
Research recommendation is for teachers assigned to G&T programs to differentiate instruction, provide appropriate enrichment opportunities, compact the curriculum and/or accelerate the content.
All identified students will participate in critical-thinking lessons and enrichment activities that investigate advanced topics in math, science, social studies, and literacy. Students will learn the value of using Bloom’s Taxonomy to generate higher-level thinking and to improve their problem-solving skills in conjunction with shared-inquiry lessons with complex text, accelerated math lessons, and differentiated instruction to profile student interests and learning styles.