Course Catalog - Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

*+Independent Study Mentorship (ISM) Honors (11-12) #4920 & #4921

This course is open to eleventh and twelfth grade students

identified for Gifted and Talented services and those who are in honors/Advanced classes. ISM students conduct comprehensive research resulting in an original product or performance. Students pursue an area of special interest under the guidance of a mentor for a full year. At the end of the year, students must do a presentation and product display to an invited audience including a panel of experts from the selected field of study.  Students learn task commitment and time management as prerequisites to completing successful projects. Productive questioning strategies, critical thinking, time management, and techniques for performing high-level research are taught in this course. Students needing to meet the district speech requirement may receive it with this course.

PR: Junior or senior, honors or GT

Personal transportation to mentoring sites;

Honors level work

Application approval required.

SEM: 2 to 4 CR: 1 Credit Per Year


*+GT Leadership 1 Honors # 9060

GT Leadership 1 is focused on connecting college to high school experiences by looking inward, looking outward, and looking forward towards the future.The curriculum is specifically designed to create opportunities where students are challenged to think critically, explore, create, develop, and become independent thinkers and leaders. Students will have an opportunity to learn 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, community and citizenship, and compassion and character.  This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to leadership and college preparation, with an emphasis on the whole child. Students will meet the district speech requirement with this course.

PR: Enrollment in GT Program required

SEM: 2 CR: 1 Honors


*+GT Leadership 2 #9068

GT Leadership II is a semester elective class open to all identified 10th and 11th grade students.  In GT Leadership 2 , students will be provided opportunities to focus on their choice of entrepreneurship or service while allowing for global awareness and recognizing the contribution of responsible citizens and leaders through business models or service projects. The goal of this course is to give students an opportunity to practice the professionalism, leadership, and collaborative skills they will need in the post academic world while developing academic skills and learning about the real-world marketplace and community needs.  

PR: Enrollment in GT Program required

SEM: 1 CR: 1/2 Honors