Academically Gifted /Talented Students (MERIT)
The Gifted and Talented Program consists of seventh and eighth grade English and math classes. Students in these classes are exposed to a broad range of materials, and topics are explored in great depth. Students are encouraged to become independent learners and thinkers. Skills are practiced to prepare the students for advanced classes in high school. Students are also given special guidance to help them deal with problems and decisions they must make in their academic careers. In addition to the Gifted and Talented classes, English 1 Honors, and Algebra 1 Honors are offered to qualified eighth grade students. For further information, please contact the Director of Elementary Programs at 803-684-9916.