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Curriculum and Instruction
Ms. Kristie Heath
Gifted Coordinator K-12
Ms. Regina Willingham
Gifted Content Lead Teacher

Students are provided opportunities to expand existing knowledge and interests, as well as, generate new knowledge and skills in five areas basic to gifted education: Cognitive Skills, Learning Skills, Research and Reference Skills, Communication Skills, and Metacognitive Skills.  Specific activities and units of study are based on guidelines outlined in the Gifted Education Administrative Manual (Section V- Curriculum Framework).


Instructional materials, provided or developed to meet gifted students needs for a differentiation.  Learning is centered around integrated problem-based units.  Students are encouraged to find links between the classroom and the real world.

What can I do with my child to extend . . . 

Verbal Reasoning Skills
Nonverbal Reasoning Skills
Quantitative Reasoning Skills
Creative Thinking Skills

All identified students are encouraged to participate in local, state, and national academic competitions involving problem-solving, writing, speaking, debate, art, and media. Examples of such competitions include:

Problem Based Learning
Odyssey of the Mind
Torrance Future Problem Solving
Georgia High School Association Debate and Literary Meet
Science Olympiad - See a great video produced by the students of
Lee Street Elementary about the Science Olympiad in Clayton County.  
Governor's Honors Program
Georgia Council for the Arts Creative Art's Festival
National History Day
Scripps Spelling Bee 
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl