Gifted Essentials for Parents - meeting date 3/28 - More info here
The Gifted and Talented Education Program in the Atlanta Public School System provides differentiated instruction for the intellectually advanced and creatively gifted student. The Morris Brandon Challenge Program (Gifted & Talented Program) is designed to meet the needs of gifted learners through an advanced curriculum. Our Challenge students meet one full day a week with their challenge teacher on projects and activities that promote critical thinking through shared inquiry. Gifted services are available for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. For more information about how the gifted program is implemented in elementary school see these FAQs.
We have 5 excellent Challenge Teachers Ms. Connelly, Ms. Hopkins, Ms. Kendall, Ms. McDonald & Dr. Porter. Dr. Porter is our Challenge Team Leader.
Prospective Students - Eligibility and Screening
The Gifted Program is defined by the Georgia Department of Education and funded by the State of Georgia in Georgia Board Rule 160-4-2-.38. For more information visit the Georgia Department of Education website.
If you have specific questions, please contact the Challenge teacher in charge of your grade .
Details regarding curriculum and evaluation:
- Advanced Research Skills and Methods
- Creative Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
- Higher Order & Critical Thinking Skills in Academic Areas
- Advanced Communication Skills
Link to the Curriculum Map
Link to Standards and Elements Matrix
Example of the Rubric
Example of the Progress Report
Fourth and Fifth graders participate in One Fair. For more information click here.
APS also provides travel opportunities for Gifted and Talented students. For more information click here.
Gifted and Talented in Elementary School - FAQs
Mondays: All 5th grades
Tuesday: All 2nd Grades and 1st grade (Allman, Blease, Charnitsky, Kenimer)
Wednesday: All 4th Grades and 1st grade (Hudson, Bouldin, Leathers, Ledford, Phillips, Thompson)
Thursday: All 3rd Grades
Link to a list of room parent by Challenge teacher and grade.
More information regarding the program including parent and student resources can be found on the APS website.
For questions regarding the Challenge Program please contact:
Dr. Tusha Porter (Challenge Team Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Crenshaw (PTA Challenge Coordinator) email@example.com