The Talented and Gifted Program in Myrtle Point School District follows the district’s philosophy of education in providing each student with the opportunity to develop at his/her own level and to his/her full potential. Such a philosophy requires a curriculum flexible enough to meet the needs of the individual, methods of study which are stimulating and challenging, and an emphasis on learning which utilizes school, home, and community service.
Students will be identified whose academic talents and intellectual abilities are so outstanding that they require qualitatively different instructional approaches. Identified students will experience a differentiated curriculum through modification of curricula content, processes, and products.
The four keys of differentiated instruction include:
Appropriate learning alternatives at every level and in every school is framed in a coordinated and articulated program. In order to meet the unique developmental needs of these students, some opportunities within their school day or week should be available to extend their educational experiences beyond the regular classroom and to afford opportunities to interact with students of similar abilities.