In middle school, students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented are enrolled in SPECTRUM. Spectrum is a pull-out enrichment program that is taken in grades 6-8 instead of Resource.LCPS Gifted Education Program Goals
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, and 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.The LCPS Gifted Education page can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/617The Spectrum Parent referral form can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/167530The Spectrum withdrawal form can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/635
- To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
- To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.
- To develop the capacity for self-assessment.
Last Modified on August 15, 2018