Tuesday, January 23, 2018
CLAIBORNE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
Mrs. Felicia Brandon
Gifted Teacher and Contact Person
A.W. Watson Elementary/Port Gibson Middle School
Developing Exceptional Scholars (who are) Talented, Intelligent, Natural, (and) Youthful
WELCOME to the Claiborne County School District’s Intellectually Gifted Education Program.
The mission of the Claiborne County School District gifted program is to ensure that intellectually gifted children, as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education, are offered appropriate educational experiences that are qualitatively different from those available in the regular classroom in order to provide opportunities for them to realize their abilities and potential.
The MDE defines intellectually gifted students as:
The Mississippi Gifted Education Act of 1989, as amended in 1993, mandates that each public school district within the state provide gifted education programs for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6. Claiborne County School District currently serves the Intellectually Gifted population in Grades 2-6 in a pull-out program of enrichment. DESTINY provides services to identified intellectually gifted students by a properly endorsed teacher of the gifted. Students spend 5 hours per week in DESTINY classes and the rest of their time in general education classrooms.
OUR GOALS ARE:
*to cultivate self-direction and autonomy in students.
*to enable students to integrate the following process skills in their lives:
*to foster a learning environment that values and enhances the unique characteristics of the intellectually gifted.
*to design a varied and flexible curriculum that is responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of the intellectually gifted learner.