Middle School (Grades 6-8)
A set of broad, shared approaches to teaching and learning will ground the standard experiences for students and define a culture of high expectations in ALL LISD courses. These ideas are grounded in the LISD vision, mission, and our 4 Cornerstones.
- A commitment to creating a classroom community of learners
- A commitment to rich, authentic learning experiences
- A commitment to instructional practices that promote meaning-making
- A commitment to assessment practices that lead to deep learning
- A commitment to a student-centered approach to instructional design
As students transition from elementary to middle school, identified G/T students are served through G/T or Honors courses in English Language Arts & Reading, Science, and Math. Identified G/T students are required to enroll in at least ONE advanced class in grades 6-12. If a dedicated G/T course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, the G/T students will be clustered in the corresponding Honors course offering.
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In addition to these course offerings, middle school G/T students develop personalized service plans in order to learn the importance of setting goals, internalize their current self and design who they want to become through setting academic and/or personal growth goals aiming for heightened self-awareness and whole child growth.
The resources linked below provide additional information regarding secondary G/T referrals and services.