An Overview of the Gifted and Talented Services at Campus Middle School
Campus Middle School has adopted a wide array of practices to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Students enter our school with different strengths, talents, and experiences; therefore, our programming continually evolves to meet their varied needs. In keeping with the district’s approach to programming, Campus Middle School uses a three-tiered model to support the needs of our gifted and advanced learners. Examples of programs are listed below.
Universal Level (Serves 70-80% of the student population)
At the universal level, all students are provided with high-quality and rigorous instruction in both their required coursework (mathematics, language arts, social studies, science and health) and their elective programming. Teachers also support the needs of gifted and advanced learners at this level through pre-assessments, curriculum compacting, differentiated instruction, flexible pacing and grouping, and ongoing progress monitoring, using both formative and summative assessments. After school clubs and enrichment opportunities also support the needs of gifted and advanced learners at this level. For a detailed list of the opportunities available to students, please see the list on page two of this document.
Targeted Level (Serves 10-30% of the student population)
At this targeted level, 10-30% of the gifted and advanced student population receives additional support to meet their needs. Examples of this type of support would be: advanced or accelerated coursework (Advanced LA or Mathematics), specialized electives (Creative Writing, Oral Interpretation, Advanced Options), targeted counseling, targeted assistance (AVID, ELA), and school/district competitions (e.g., spelling bee, chess tournament, Brain Bowl, Destination Imagination, etc.).
Intensive Level (Serves 1-10% of the student population)
This level is designed to meet the needs of 1-10% of the student population. In addition to the programming received at the universal and targeted level, students may additionally be supported through radical acceleration (subject/grade skipping), duel enrollment (enrollment in middle and high school/college coursework), specialized counseling, independent studies, and specialized coursework such as Honors Language Arts.