Welcome to the SEARCH webpage!
What is SEARCH?
(Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher-Level thinking skills)
SEARCH is a division of Loudoun County Public School's Gifted Education Program. It is a classroom-based program for all students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The SEARCH teacher works in the classroom to present lessons and activities that encourage questioning, higher-level thinking skills, and creativity.
The SEARCH curriculum is based on problem solving and founded in gifted education research. The curriculum spirals developmentally through five components: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating, and evaluating. Each grade level learns about each component at increasingly more complex and abstract levels. These components will be presented to students in K-3 as "keys" to critical thinking.
Update 5/13/2021: 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.
Loudoun County Public Schools Gifted 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 (ownership of the learning).
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