What is FUSION?

    • FUSION: Fostering Understandings, Sparking Innovation, Originating New Ideas.

      (This acronym and the logo featured on this page were both created by and voted on by LCPS gifted students.)

       
      FUSION (4TH AND 5TH GRADE)
       
      The  FUSION Program 

       

      Gifted Education small group, pullout program for fourth and fifth grade students identified by LCPS. The School-Based, Collaborative Gifted Program is a new model for delivering gifted services for 4th and 5th grade gifted learners. It was established to provide gifted services for students at their home schools. A gifted resource teacher collaborates with classroom teachers to challenge gifted learners in their regular classrooms by enriching and extending the general curriculum and by integrating curricula developed for gifted learners (e.g., William & Mary Literature Units, Jacob's Ladder, and Mentoring Mathematical Minds).  In addition, gifted learners meet during the week with other gifted learners to collaborate on a variety of challenging, interdisciplinary projects.

    • What does FUSION look like?

      *FUSION is a school-based program. Students receive gifted services in their home schools.

      *Gifted resource teachers collaborate with general education homeroom teachers to provide challenging learning experiences for students found eligible for gifted services. Students receive weekly enrichment in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.

      *Gifted-eligible students also meet weekly to collaborate on a variety of challenging, interdisciplinary projects on topics such as (but not limited to) innovation (2022-2023) and Leadership (2023-2024).

      For more details about FUSION and eligibility, please visit the lcps gifted website: LCPS gifted website