Achieve Institute Information Nights
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
- Thursday 1/26/2023 from 5:30-6:30 PM via Zoom
- Wednesday 2/1/2023 from 5:30-6:30 in person at Pennock Elementary School
Elementary School Informational Video can be accessed here
MIDDLE SCHOOL: IN PERSON AT VIKAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Date to be determined soon - Please check back!
- Part of the Open House at Vikan Middle School
Middle School Informational Video (last updated December 2021 - updated video coming in mid-December 2022) can be accessed here
Please RSVP for the Information Nights HERE. We will send you event reminders and links.
"School within a school"
A “school within a school” opportunity for 27J students to receive targeted gifted and talented instruction in academics and social emotional learning.
Kindergarten - 5th grade has self-contained GT classrooms
Location: Pennock Elementary, 3707 Estrella St., Brighton, CO 80601
6th-8th Grade GT Programming
Location: Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St.•Brighton, CO 80601
A "school within a school" model:
A “school within a school” allows for two types of programming (general education and gifted education) to operate on one campus. This option allows for the students at Achieve Institute to have a learning community focused on gifted learners, but a large school community to have all education opportunities. Full campus opportunities will include special area classes, lunch and recess with grade level peers, school wide fundraising and family events and more.
Brief Informational Video
Click HERE to view a brief informational video with an overview of the Achieve Institute at Vikan Middle School
What are the different program components of Achieve Institute?
Gifted learners have a passion to learn but many times it is about topics that are not being covered in class. At Achieve Institute time will be set aside to allow students to explore their own passion. The students will create their own inquiry based questions and explore the learning to find the answer.
SOCIAL – EMOTIONAL development:
The social emotional needs of the gifted learners are a critical part of their development. Topics will be addressed through literacy, discussions, and learning opportunities.
Addressing the emotional components is key to helping our gifted learners truly understand themselves.
The Achieve classrooms contain students that require less repitions to learn new material, therefore allowing for the teachers to move through the material at a quicker pace than a traditional classroom.