Horizon

Horizon Teacher: Mrs. Amanda Summers
Contact: [email protected]

HOW ARE HORIZON STUDENTS SERVED AT BATTLEFIELD PRIMARY?

At Battlefield Primary School, our gifted (Horizon) students are served in multiple ways. In our first grade classroom the Horizon students receive one segment (45 minutes) per day of resource instruction by Amanda Summers. In this resource class, students are taught by using interdisciplinary enrichment activities and units. Primary-level Horizon students are taught conceptually, in order to give a more rounded and deeper understanding of topics covered. Student interest drives the curriculum and has included topics such as space, seasons, producers and consumers, rocks and minerals, the human body, etc. In these classes, students do not receive a grade. Instead, they are learning just for the enrichment and joy of learning.

Our resource classes are not the only place where Horizon students are served. BPS second grade students also follow the Advanced Content model.  Students in this class are taught advanced content language arts and reading. Science and social studies are incorporated through interdisciplinary studies such as: dissection of owls/owl pellets, the presentation of the African American Wax Museum, the study of rocks and minerals and extended learning.

WHAT IS GIFTED EDUCATION?

In Georgia, a gifted education student is defined as one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels corresponding with his or her ability(ies).

HOW DO STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR GIFTED SERVICES?

Standards for qualifying for the gifted program are set according to guidelines set by the State Board of Education. Students are tested in four different areas: Motivation, Creativity, Mental Ability, and Cognitive Ability. A student must meet the requirements in three out of four areas to qualify. Testing happens in the spring at Battlefield Primary. Both teachers and parents can request testing. The testing is rigorous, so recommendations should not be made lightly.





What is giftedness?

Characteristics of Bright Learners and Gifted Learners (pdf document)

Spring Testing Information (pdf document)

To learn more about the Horizon program, please visit the CCPS Horizon Program Web Site.

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