InnovatEnrichment After School Gifted Program FAQs
Q - Which students are eligible to participate in the program?
A - Students in grades five and six who are identified as academically gifted based on the NHPS criteria matrix will be invited to participate in the InnovatEnrichment after school program.
Q - What is the philosophy of the program?
A - The philosophy of the InnovatEnrichment program is to nurture students’ strengths, interests and abilities while promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Q - What are the goals of the program?
A - The goals of InnovatEnrichment are to:
Strengthen the child’s educational processes beyond the cognitive realm of thinking by developing their higher level thinking skills, creativity and self-motivation.
Develop the child’s independence in dealing with problem solving.
Provide a peer group for the child that will promote a greater understanding of themselves and others while enabling them to relate and interact with others.
Q - What kinds of activities will children participate in during this program?
A - The InnovatEnrichment program is designed to give participants experiences for the exceptional learner. InnovatEnrichment activities are design challenges focused on innovation and development of creative solutions.
Q - How was the number of students participating in the after school gifted program determined?
A - The class size was determined by the number of students who made up approximately the top performing 5% of each grade level based on the criteria set by the district.
Q - Why were some fourth grade students asked to participate in the after school gifted program this year?
A - It was the recommendation of the Gifted Education Committee to include fourth grade students who met the district set criteria. The curricular structure of the InnovatEnrichment program is based on innovative design solutions, teamwork and student interest. By allowing the fourth grade students who were identified as academically gifted to participate in the eight sessions offered this spring; the teacher of the program is better able to plan the curriculum for the 2017-18 school year and spend more time on the design challenges rather than team-building activities.