Academically gifted students are identified by test scores in reading and mathematics. The units of study for gifted students Include standards from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
The instruction, collaboration, projects, and activities included in these units support and extend the content with more complexity and depth than gifted students are learning in the regular classroom. Non-fiction literature is emphasized as are data analysis, reasoning, and argument skills for math and science. Eighth-grade gifted students are served in English I, Algebra I, and Spanish I.