• 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
    1. To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
    2. To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.
    3. To develop the capacity for self-assessment.
    These goals provide students with support and structure for finding challenge in the school environment while encouraging students to achieve their maximum potential. 
    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/617
    The Spectrum Parent referral form can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/167530
    The Spectrum withdrawal form can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/635
Last Modified on August 15, 2018