E2: Enrich & Extend Brochure
E2 (Enrich & Extend): Cedarburg's K-8 Gifted and Talented Program
Introduction and Overview
The mission of the Cedarburg School District is to provide an exemplary education that challenges students in a nurturing environment to become lifelong learners, to be responsible members of a global society and to achieve their goals and dreams.
Cedarburg School District E2: Enrich & Extend G/T Handbook and Form including identification protocols.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recommends that, in a general population of students, approximately 20% need challenges with above grade level expectations. Since Cedarburg students traditionally score above both the state and national populations, our basic curriculum and instruction supports a higher level of achievement. Most challenge needs are met through instructional differentiation that may include small group experiences with students of similar abilities and talents. A small number of students will require an Individual Differentiated Education Plan. The purpose of gifted and talented programming in the Cedarburg School District is to recognize, nurture, and support the needs of students whose academic, intellectual, creative, emotional, and leadership capabilities transcend the regular curriculum.
- Multiple criteria are used to identify students whose academic, intellectual, creative, emotional, and leadership capabilities transcend the regular classroom.
- The implementation of differentiated instruction is supported in order to challenge students in a manner that optimizes their potential in the regular education classroom.
- Nurturing educational environments support the social and emotional growth and unique needs of students.
- Professional development opportunities foster an increased ability to recognize, nurture, and support the needs of bright students in the regular classroom.
We believe that gifted programming is an integral part of the total educational program.Gifted behavior emerges in people at different times and under different circumstances.The school district will provide modifications and adaptations when giftedness is identified and accommodations are warranted.