SPECTRUMThe 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