Consider going on a bike ride… Do you thrive on steep inclines? How would you feel if you were a speedy biker and were told to slow down? NESS offers enrichment opportunities to talented, gifted, and high achieving students so that they are appropriately challenged.
Enrichment is provided by theme. Eligibility to participate is based on the learner’s complete profile. Classroom grades, results from standardized achievement tests, psycho-educational assessments, teacher referrals, and/or parent recommendations provide insight into the student’s ability.
Students are eligible if they display:
- Superior natural ability
- Talents (specific high level learned capabilities)
- Personal attributes (will power, motivation, adaptability, creativity)
Students in the enrichment program progress faster through the academic content covered in the classroom. Students then receive richer and more varied educational experiences that help develop creativity and critical thinking skills.
In the Middle Division, select students are given the opportunity to follow independent learning projects. Each participating student fills out a learning contract. Completion of tasks occur at school and at home.