The focus of the Gifted Services Program at the Middle School is on the child’s total development, cognitive, social and emotional. Themed units are designed develop academic skills, creative talents, self-understanding and leadership abilities.
The components and lessons are delivered through weekly pullout classes. They include an academic connection to grade level studies, imbedded introduction and/or practice of critical skills, and student self-discovery content. Weekly meetings may include writing instruction, reading discussions, group interactions, presentations, self-reflection, research, experimentation, or other lessons or activities that will promote curiosity and understanding about the greater world and/or themselves.
St. Louis Park Middle School Students have the opportunity to challenge themselves with several rigorous curriculum options. Advanced Language Arts and Literature and Advanced Math Courses are available in grades 6-8. Advanced courses are designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students who are functioning at an abstract level. These students have both the high ability and the work habits necessary to be successful.