Gifted Education


Out of School Activities for a Gifted Learner
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Out of School Activities for a Gifted Learner

Gifted learners have insatiable appetites for knowledge and self-expression. They want to learn and explore and grow and express their own individualism. They want to achieve, excel and find new challenges to meet. They are driven to be the best they can be. A school for the gifted and talented provides the best opportunities for these students to identify and develop their talents. But what...

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5 Reasons Gifted Students Decide to Leave School
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5 Reasons Gifted Students Decide to Leave School

Gifted students love going to school right? They fully embrace the chance to develop their special gifts and explore the many opportunities to pursue their special interests. They can show their leadership traits and express their individuality and creativity. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t. Gifted students may be very successful in their school environment and get a jump on secondary education or early enrollment...

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The Curriculum at a School for Gifted Children
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The Curriculum at a School for Gifted Children

The curriculum at a school for gifted children is essentially the standard curriculum that is modified in some way to meet their particular needs. The individual talent or strength of a gifted student is what drives the modifications and should be the focus of the changes. Each child is different in talent and capability, and so each program will be different. However, all gifted and talented students...

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The Importance of Gifted Education Programs in the K-8 Years
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The Importance of Gifted Education Programs in the K-8 Years

It is important to establish giftedness at an early school age because it sets the tone for the child’s education and the expectations of teachers who will guide that education. How early should educational programs start for gifted children? While there is some belief that they should start later, the National Association for Gifted Children has standards for gifted education programs starting at the pre-kindergarten...

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Why Differentiation for Gifted Students is So Important
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Why Differentiation for Gifted Students is So Important

How do you define gifted students? The U.S. Office of Education describes them as “children and youth with outstanding talent” who can perform at high levels of accomplishment compared with their peers. Professional researchers define gifted students as those who have above average abilities, high levels of task commitment and management, and high levels of creativity. Gifted students can be advanced in some areas while...

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All You Need to Know About Gifted Testing
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All You Need to Know About Gifted Testing

Parents want to know if their children are gifted. They want the best education and the best opportunities for their children to grow and develop their special gifts. Traditional schools often are not equipped to deal with gifted students. These schools may not be able to provide the individual attention needed to address a gifted child’s needs for gifted programs and personal support. The solution...

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5450 Churchwood Drive
Oak Park, CA 91377
 
(805) 200-3087
 
info@oakcrestacademy.org
 
Our Oak Park location opened in September 2014. We are currently accepting applications. Interested families should e-mail or call us to schedule a tour.

 

 

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5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
 
(818) 302-0808
 
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Our Tarzana location is scheduled to open in September 2016. Interested families should email or call us to schedule a tour.

 

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Our Pasadena location is scheduled to open in 2017-18 school year. Interested families should email or call us to be placed on our interest list.

 

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