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    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 40 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.

    In the LCPS Gifted Education Program, gifted students have the opportunity to achieve district goals at the level commensurate with their talent. Students are also challenged to apply their knowledge and skills in complex and advanced ways so that they can continue to develop academically.

     LCPS Gifted Education Programs Goals:

    • 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 (ownership of the learning). 

     

     

    Eligibility Update for Spring 2021:  5/17/21

    The LCPS Gifted Education Office is moving the 2020-2021 gifted eligibility process to the fall of 2021. This decision was made to ensure that the process is safe and equitable for all LCPS families. Curricular enrichment opportunities designed to develop talent will be offered for students during the first marking period. Screening and identification will begin in November. Virtual information sessions will be held in the fall to share information with LCPS families. At that time, families can follow up with their child’s gifted resource teacher with questions.

     

     

     

     

    You may also contact the Spectrum Teacher at Trailside Middle School, Lisa Dolinich, at Lisa.Dolinich@lcps.org