Why did School District 27J launch this program?
Gifted students learn differently. They learn at a rapid pace, delve deeply, and make countless connections among and between subjects and topics. They need an environment that offers curricula that matches their unique learning styles. Their curiosity, creativity, intensities, sensitivities, and advanced learning styles should be embraced and appreciated by their teachers and classmates. A classroom of cognitive peers, with teachers who understand and appreciate the needs of gifted learners, will allow these students to flourish intellectually, socially, and emotionally in a rigorous and engaging atmosphere.