Middle School Gifted
The elementary gifted services known as IGNITE and Dual IGNITE continue through middle school. Students who already have a gifted placement are invited to continue in the core gifted program through 8th grade. Students without gifted placement take part in our universal screening Fall of their 6th grade year.
7th and 8th grade gifted students receive differentiated instruction in language arts, science and social studies. The courses are interdisciplinary when possible and replace general education classes in correlating subject areas. All middle school students are placed in leveled math classes. The Gifted Program is offered at all U-46 middle schools so gifted learners attend their home middle school.
The Dual Gifted program is available at Abbott, Ellis, Kimball, Larsen and Tefft. If a dual language learner resides within U-46's boundaries for a school without Dual Gifted, the student is invited to participate at one of the Dual sites.