Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies Curriculum Map
The goal of the Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies is to provide a full-time gifted program experience for students. In this setting students learn in self-contained gifted classes with their intellectual peers with instructors who are specially trained in best practices in gifted education. The curriculum philosophy of the Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies is grounded in the belief that gifted students require comprehensive and on-going differentiated curriculum and instruction in order to develop their abilities appropriately. The curriculum is integrated across the broad concepts of change, systems and models, and uses an interdisciplinary approach. This unique curriculum design promotes in-depth learning and creative, critical and complex thinking.
M/J Language Arts 2, advanced
M/J Language Arts 3, advanced
English 1 Honors (high school credit)
M/J Math 2, advanced (prealgebra) OR M/J Math 1, advanced
Algebra 1 Honors (high school credit) OR M/J Math 2, advanced
Geometry Honors (high school credit) OR Algebra 1 Honors (high school credit)
Accelerated Honors Science 1
Accelerated Honors Science 2
Physical Science (high school credit)
M/J US History, advanced
M/J Civics, advanced
M/J World History, advanced, and Career Planning
Advanced Academics: Independent Study 1 AND Advanced Academics: Literature (replaces 6th grade reading)
Advanced Academics: Independent Study 2
Advanced Academics: Independent Study 3
Note: Although World Language is not required as a gifted magnet course, it is recommended as an elective choice.
World Language 1 (high school credit pending end of course assessment)
World Language 2 (high school credit pending end of course assessment)
Gifted magnet students are able to take one to two electives per year. Elective options will be provided at the end of the school year for the upcoming year.
Florida Frameworks for Gifted Learners
Advanced, integrated, accelerated gifted curriculum will be used daily with the Florida Gifted Frameworks as the foundation to provide daily gifted services. Special focus is placed on critical and creative thinking as well as social-emotional development.
- Critically examine the complexity of knowledge
- Create, adapt and assess multifaceted questions
- Conduct thoughtful research and exploration
- Think creatively and critically to solve real-world problems
- Assume leadership roles
- Set and achieve personal, academic and career goals
- Create and communicate a variety of authentic products