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Gifted Education

Gifted Education at General Myer Elementary challenges students grades 3rd-5th in their core classrooms, Gifted Pull-Out, and a digital makerspace called Imagination Zone! 

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

What Our Gifted Program Does: 
 
Gifted Pullout Services and Imagination Zone!
Mrs. Westen BitmojiThe Gifted Education Program at General Myer Elementary School offers hands-on experiences, where students learn through creativity, play, and collaboration. Students are grouped for pull out sessions by grade to assure collaboration and communication with peers while working on interdisciplinary project based curriculum.
Throughout the year, Verbal, Nonverbal and Quantitative gifted students will work with Flocabulary to become global learners and review current events through This Week In Rap Jr. Current Event knowledge strengthens reasoning and logical thinking skills that are essential to everyday tasks and real life situations.
Edison Robots and Makey Makey
 
Throughout the year, Gifted students will work with technology like Edison Robots and Makey Makey  to develop and strengthen reasoning, technology skills, communication, and collaboration skills.
Testing
 
If you believe your student is gifted you may request that they be tested. Referrals are available at each school site and testing occurs three times a school year. Students may only be tested once per school year. Students may be referred by either a parent, themselves, or teacher in order to be considered for testing for the gifted program.
 
Next Gifted Testing Dates:
Winter Testing: January 3rd- 17th
(specific dates for each school determined based on number of referrals.  Referral Deadline is December 4th, 2023)
 
Spring Testing: Dates to be determined 
 
Fall testing will occur between September and October
 
Please remember no student may be tested without parent permission.  Deadlines for referrals and parent permission slips for testing will be emailed to teachers prior to testing dates. 
 
Contact
 
Nadia Westen, the District Gifted Teacher, works with each school site to ensure the gifted students are participating in project based learning, challenging students to increase skills in the 4C’s- collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. Mrs. Westen has been teaching gifted education since 2013. Her philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way, one of the jobs of gifted education is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.
 
Any Questions?
Please feel free to contact Nadia Westen at [email protected]
The philosophy of the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District is one that encourages and nurtures complex thinking and creativity within an inclusive environment that allows for optimal development. Our district supports a multi-dimensional teaching approach that provides an appropriate academic curriculum.