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Our gifted program is designed to meet the needs of students who learn in somewhat different ways from most other people.  Gifted students may demonstrate higher levels of abstract thought and learn at an accelerated pace.  They tend to generalize and see complex relationships in the world.  They often show strong enthusiasm for material that stimulates their imagination.  They may show a strong sensitivity to the immediate environment and a high level of alertness that may be misdiagnosed as a hyperactivity disorder.  For many, there is a rich, often subtle, even droll, sense of humor that shows itself in the form of jokes, teasing, or puns.

 

Many of our lessons offer:

  • More than one way to show mastery of the material.
  • More than one type of question on tests, with some designed to appeal to a more creative type of personality.
  • Opportunities to pursue a deeper understanding of concepts, related to course study, that may stimulate the student’s imagination.
  • Opportunities for students to develop problem solving abilities that expand their awareness of making contributions to the community and environment.

For more information, please contact Mr. Rizio:  Richard.Rizio@fmsd.org or visit the following resources below:
 

California Association for the Gifted; www.cagifted.org

 

Center for Talented Youth; www.cty.jhu.edu

 

Hoagies; www.hoagiesgifted.org

 

League of Creative Minds; www.creativedelegates.org

 

Educational Program for Gifted Youth; epgy.stanford.edu

 

Lyceum of Santa Clara Valley; www.lyceum-scv.org

 

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted; www.sengifted.org

 

The Tech Summer Camps; galileo-camps.com