Empowering Diversity in Gifted Education

    The LCPS EDGE program is designed to nurture and challenge students with advanced academic potential from populations historically underrepresented in LCPS gifted programs.  The program was developed to address the equity gap and ensure that students from all backgrounds receive instruction commensurate with their abilities.  EDGE students work together in a supportive small-group setting. They engage in activities that help them strengthen their critical and creative thinking skills, as well as develop behaviors associated with high achievement such as growth mindset, perseverance, and collaboration.  EDGE groups are facilitated by the school's gifted resource teachers and typically meet for 30 minutes per week.

    The SEARCH teachers seek input from classroom teachers and other staff members to identify students for the EDGE program.  In addition, classroom observations and student work samples are reviewed to support the participation of students in the EDGE program.

Last Modified on November 26, 2023