EXPLORING NEW DIRECTIONS IN EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

The mission of our Enrichment program is to assist parents and classroom teachers in providing gifted and advanced students with intellectually enhanced, biblically based educational experiences. Our goal is to encourage advanced students in the development of their unique abilities through scheduled, grade-level Enrichment classes using inquiry-based lessons and instruction, as well as collaborative projects in science, meteorology, civics, history and literature.

An exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program we offer is Rocketry Club. Rocketry Club meets once a month and is registered for the Team America Rocket Challenge. Other enrichment activities include whole class enrichment opportunities and school-wide creative writing opportunities.

Grade-level Enrichment Classes meet weekly and use accelerated materials for math and language arts instruction.

Learn more about our Enrichment program below.

EARLY FINISHERS: Grades 1-4

Enrichment instruction is designed as in-class activities (advanced math problems, language arts activities, logic puzzles, etc.) for those who complete their assignments early. These are students that are quick learners and can finish tasks early but still are learning how to apply their skills in other ways that demonstrate above average grade level understanding of math and language arts concepts.

STEM/CREATIVE PROJECT LEARNERS: Grades 1-4

The Enrichment teacher plans a class project that all students can participate in. This allows for the teacher to observe and evaluate students’ ability to reason. These students are not always the students that complete tasks early but they demonstrate computational thinking and are learning how to tell others about their problem-solving strategies.

ADVANCED LEARNER: Grades 3-4

Students are provided accelerated cross-curricular learning activities outside the basic curriculum for students in grades 3 – 4. An advanced learner in this program demonstrates above average achievement test scores and quarterly reports in Language Arts. The students at this level are challenged through project-based learning. The Enrichment teacher guides these students as they independently refine their skills in reading, research, reasoning and writing.

ADVANCED LEARNER: Grades 5-8

Students are provided accelerated cross-curricular learning activities outside the basic curriculum with a strong emphasis on Language Arts (Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Rhetoric) for students in grades 5 – 8. An advanced learner in this program demonstrates above average achievement test scores and quarterly reports in Language Arts. The students at this level are challenged through project-based learning. The Enrichment teacher guides these students as they independently refine their skills in reading, research, reasoning and writing. Students will be challenged to present their projects in a public forum (all-school presentation, local museum display, journal publication, public speaking address, virtual field trip on website, etc.).