The SPECTRUM program is designed to meet the needs of middle school students (grades 6-8) who have been identified in need of gifted services. 
    Students attend SPECTRUM for a half block (approximately 45 minutes) every other day.

    The SPECTRUM curriculum framework focuses on four themes that are explored each year: 

    • Business & Economics
    • Communication & Culture
    • Technology & Engineering
    • Ethics & Perspectives

    Students engage in project-based learning, research and inquiry, and problem solving.  They are challenged to collaborate, communicate, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.  Learning experiences are designed to develop initiative, creativity, and leadership skills.  SPECTRUM provides students with opportunities for self-assessment and reflection on the demands and responsibilities of the gifted learner.


    **Assessments:  Assessment in Spectrum is ongoing.  At the conclusion of each semester (January and June), a formal semester report will be sent home.  Students are evaluated in the areas of critical thinking, problem solving, communication, leadership, intellectual curiosity, organization, and cooperative learning.


    **Supplies needed: one composition notebook (no spiral notebooks please), pen/pencil