IVLA’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program provides learning enrichment, fosters critical thinking, encourages creative problem-solving skills, and facilitates cooperative learning opportunities with other gifted students.
Through coordination among our program administrators, teachers, Gifted and Talented Specialist, IVLA provides the following services to gifted students:
- Learning at the higher cognitive levels for intellectually gifted students
- Accelerated mathematics and language arts instruction
- Exposure to experiences, materials, and information beyond what is offered through the regular curriculum at a student’s particular grade level.
- Interaction with other gifted and talented students through weekly meetings hosted by the GATE Specialist
All IVLA gifted grade 3-8 students meet weekly with a Gifted and Talented Specialist who will guide them in challenging project-based learning activities suited for their grade level and abilities. During these meetings, students work with other gifted students to enhance higher-level thinking skills.