Opportunities for Enrichment at
A.C. Reynolds Middle School
Meeting the academic needs of academically/intellectually gifted students is a critical component of comprehensive instructional program. Gifted children perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Because gifted students learn more quickly and are capable of learning at higher cognitive and abstract levels, they need a differentiated program. Social, economic, ethnic, and racial diversity are addressed through the use of multiple measures so that student needs and potential may be recognized. Effective collaboration, flexibility, accountability, and responsiveness characterize the program for academically/intellectually gifted students. Professional development for educators is an ongoing component of the program. As we enter the 21st century, our students will be prepared to be lifelong learners, effective citizens, and skilled thinkers.
AIG Service Options
AIG Specialist will work with the classroom teachers to add enrichment activities to the regular standard course of study. Students in 6th grade will be grouped in large clusters (8 – 15) in math and Communication Skills. All AIG 7th and 8th graders will be in subject groups in math and language arts.
AIG Specialist will teach the 6th and 7th grade honors Communication Skills course of study in the Communication Skills class or with 6th grade cluster groups. Every AIG 6th grader will be served at least for 45 minutes per week on an average. Students will not be pulled out the same time, same day of the week each week. Sometimes the AIG Specialist will work with the whole class. Students will be pulled out to be involved in enrichment activities. Sometimes the Specialist will work with students for several days straight, then not work with the students for several weeks. All of this will depend on what will be going on in the regular educational class and what teachers have planned. Be assured that each AIG student will receive the appropriate enrichment all during the school year either from the AIG Specialist or the regular classroom teacher.
It is suggested that every AIG student should be involved in at least one of the following enrichment activities: