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    jasminewu

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    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Gifted Programs

    Post  jasminewu on Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:04 am

    As most students in Arcadia are well aware of, the expectation for them is to study hard, do well, and be successful. With many chances to fulfill these prospects both in and out of school, it sometimes becomes easy for Arcadian students to take for granted the honors and AP classes which other schools do not provide at all.

    While some students may think, “No honors or AP classes? Awesome!”, other students may realize how this situation would dwarf their education. If there were no accelerated classes, some students could find themselves reading books in math class while their peers caught up, such as in the case of two siblings in Atlanta. The mother of the two students said she just didn’t feel like they were being challenged.

    Why do some school districts have gifted programs while others don’t? A report says that most of the federal government’s money and effort goes into helping the lower performing and poorer students achieve proficiency, while more advanced students are just left for school districts to deal with. If a state or school district wanted to fuel its more advanced students, it would have to pay for gifted programs with its own money, and in this economy, it’s becoming harder and harder to provide for accelerated students.

    [quotes from teachers and students adding soon]

    nancyxiao

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    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Gifted Programs

    Post  nancyxiao on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:54 pm

    As most students in Arcadia are well aware of, the expectation for them is to study hard, do well, and be successful. With many chances to fulfill these prospects both in and out of school, it sometimes becomes easy for Arcadian students to take for granted the honors and AP classes which other schools do not provide at all.

    While some students may think, “No honors or AP classes? Awesome!”, [!,"] other students may [delete] realize how this situation would dwarf [dwarfs] their education. If there were no accelerated classes, some students could find themselves reading books in math class while their peers caught up, such as in the case of two siblings in Atlanta. The mother of the two students said she just didn’t feel like they were being challenged. [go further into this case]

    Why do some school districts have gifted programs while others don’t do not? A report [from where?] says that most of the federal government’s money and effort goes into helping the lower performing and poorer students achieve proficiency, while more advanced students are just left for school districts to deal with. If a state or school district wanted to fuel its more advanced students, it would have to pay for gifted programs with its own money, and in this economy, it’s becoming harder and harder to provide for accelerated students.

    [quotes from teachers and students adding soon]

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