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Gifted and Talented Education

WUSD offers a differentiated curriculum, responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of gifted students. At the elementary school level, classroom teachers provide greater depth and breadth for students who exceed core curriculum standards. At the middle school English, history, math, and science teachers differentiate instruction for students. A wide variety of other options are available to the gifted/talented student in grades 6-8 with a menu of elective courses offering students the opportunity to take art, Project Lead the Way, concert and symphonic band, drama, and Spanish. At both elementary and middle school levels GATE identified students have the chance to participate in enrichment programs beyond the bell through STAR Education involving students in project based learning activities.

 

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. In Wiseburn, PLTW students enjoy an engaging, hands-on classroom environment that empowers them to develop in-demand knowledge and skills. All PLTW teachers receive the training, resources, and support necessary to engage students in real-world learning. Our PLTW pathways in engineering, architecture, robotics and more engage students in challenging activities, projects, and problems empowering them to solve real-world challenges, and inspiring them to reimagine how they see themselves. Presently PLTW is offered in kindergarten and grades 4-8. In the middle grades students can also choose to participate in local competitions, Hackathons which encourage collaboration with other middle schools to tackle challenges, and field trips to local aerospace corporations. PLTW stands out as a signature practice in the Wiseburn Unified School District. To find out more about this outstanding program, contact Mr. Andy De Seriere at ADeseriere@wiseburn.org.