PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM
The purpose of the Petal School District Gifted Studies Program is to provide Intellectually Gifted children in grades 2-6 as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education, with differentiated curriculum designed to meet their unique academic, intellectual, and social-emotional needs. Our mission is to provide educational experiences that will enable students to reach their highest potential as future leaders and problem solvers in an ever-changing, global society. The PSD intellectually gifted studies program standards, desired learner outcomes, and state mandated regulations for all gifted programs in Mississippi as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Petal School District Gifted Program is guided by the following two documents:
Goals and Objectives of the Petal School District Gifted Studies Program
1. To provide a differentiated curriculum that incorporates student interests, strengths and learning styles.
2. To enhance student self-awareness.
3. To develop creativity and thinking skills
a. Students will exhibit creativity skills at appropriate levels according to individual abilities.
b. Students will demonstrate the use of thinking skills at appropriate levels according to
4. To develop skills necessary to become future leaders.
a. Students will identify characteristics of leaders.
b. Students will exhibit leadership skills at appropriate levels according to individual abilities.
5. To provide a curriculum that promotes lifelong learning
a. Students will choose to participate in advanced classes and/or college preparatory or special area