At JCYMS, all students identified as Gifted by the state of Georgia recieve their Gifted services by taking all Advanced Content courses in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science. These course are taught at the most rigorous level and embed the Gifted standards in the instruction to allow for advanced critical thinking, communication, creativity and research skills.
In addition to Gifted identified students, our Advanced Content courses also serve high-achieving students who are not identified as Gifted. These students are identified based on their academic performance and lexile scores and placed in these courses as Talent Development students.
During the 2018-2019 school year, we will be placing our Gifted 6th grade students into Accelerated Math. This Math course will teach students all of 6th grade Math plus half of 7th grade in one school year. This pathway will continue throughout middle school, allowing these students to take Algebra in 8th grade.
To serve the students who may still be high-achieving but not place into the Advanced Content courses, we also will begin to offer Honors level courses in the 2018-2019 school year. Students are placed into Honors courses based on their prior performance.