CPSD Gifted and Talented Program:

  • K-2 Enrichment

    Whole Group Enrichment: A certified teacher of gifted education provides direct services to all K-2 students within the Conway School system. Within this option, the certified gifted teacher maintains documentation on student(s) actions/responses. The delivery of services to students is a minimum of 40 minutes a week.

    3-4 Grade Pinnacle

    Resource Room Approach: Gifted students participate in a class in which they receive instructional services different from those normally provided in the regular classroom. They have the opportunity to work at the level of their abilities and in their area of interest or talent. Instruction is delivered by certified teachers of the gifted and follows the Frameworks for Gifted Education. Instruction includes but is not limited to creative and critical thinking, research, communication, and affective development. The delivery of services to students is a minimum of 150 minutes a week.

    Common areas of instruction include:
    Robotics
    Research
    Logic problems
    Science
    Transformations
    Brick Lab
    Chess
    Google Slides
    Osmo
    Coding
    STEM Activities
    Social/Emotional

    Fifth Grade Seminar

    Resource Room Approach: Gifted students participate in classes in which they receive instructional services different from those normally provided in the regular classroom. They have the opportunity to work at the level of their abilities and instruction includes but is not limited to creative and critical thinking, research, communication, and affective development. Instruction is delivered by certified teachers of gifted and follows the Frameworks for Gifted Education. The delivery of services to students is a minimum of 150 minutes a week.

    Sixth Grade Language Arts Seminar

    Self-contained classroom Approach: Identified gifted students are provided instructional services different from those normally provided in the regular classroom. Language Arts instruction is included within this classroom. Students have the opportunity to work at the level of their ability with like peers in a separate Language Art classroom. Instruction is delivered by certified teachers of both Gifted and Language Arts and follows the Frameworks for Gifted Education. In addition to the Language Arts standards outlined by Common Core curriculum, instruction includes the implementation of College Board Curriculum standards. The delivery of services to students is a minimum of 150 minutes a week

    Seventh Grade Seminar

    Special Class Approach/Pull-Out Seminar: This Seminar Course offers subject matter fields not normally offered in the junior high school course content. Identified students receive instruction from a certified gifted teacher for 40 to 80 minutes each month. Instruction includes but not limited to argumentative studies, leadership development, affective development, and test prep.

    Eight-Twelfth Grade Seminar

    Special Class Approach/Pull-Out Seminar: This Seminar Course offers subject matter fields not normally offered in the junior or high school course content. Identified students receive instruction from an approved gifted teacher for 50 minutes each month through direct instruction or Google classroom paying special attention to interests of students. Instruction includes but not limited to argumentative studies, leadership development, affective development, college planning, and test prep.