In Prince William County, the main component of gifted education services at the high school level is the seminar program, which students attend according to the schedules shown on each grade level page. The seminars are complemented by the following…
· Differentiated instruction with coursework in advanced, humanities, and AP classes and specialty programs;
· Differentiated instruction in the classroom setting;
· Conferencing with resource teacher for academic and socio-emotional purposes;
· Governor’s School summer program;
· Opportunities for dual enrollment and individual studies;
· GEMS (Gifted Education Multi-disciplinary Seminar) course available to seniors; and
· Gifted resource teacher available for assistance with college applications.
What is a Seminar?
The seminar involves a small group of students in which an activity or reading leads to a discussion where students evaluate, express, and synthesize their knowledge and values. Seminars focus on different themes in different grades…
· 9th Grade Human Activity and Identity
· 10th Grade Methods, Foundations and Limits of Science
· 11th Grade The American Experience
· 12th Grade GEMS (Gifted Education Multi-disciplinary Seminar)