Intellectually gifted students in 2nd and 3rd grade may qualify for our LEAP program. We offer two pathways through a heightened classroom experience in the arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Whichever route a child takes, he or she will be challenged and motivated conducting experiments, learning scientific processes, or designing simple machines. Students work together and develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills while learning about subjects outside the normal elementary curriculum.
Students on the science path are challenged and motivated with Project Lead the Way Launch activities. They’ll solve real-world problems that engineers, inventors, doctors, computer programmers, astronomers, and other professionals use in their daily jobs. Students learn about motion and force by working with wheels and axles. They build model houses to learn about structure and design and sundials to trace the sun’s movement. They view x-rays to determine bodily injuries and create digital characters that come to life through computer coding.
Our curriculum meets special standards for gifted education as set forth by the Mississippi Department of Education to develop success skills, affective skills, creativity, information literacy, communication skills and thinking skills.