SAGE (Gifted Program) for Middle School 6-8
MIDDLE SCHOOL SAGE (GIFTED EDUCATION) - Grades 6-8
There is a SAGE classroom for the students in each of our middle schools. Students who qualify, attend the class a minimum of 225 minutes per week. These SAGE classes are an integral part of the middle school core curriculum. Each classroom provides individual and group experiences based on the student interest and the continuum of skills within the instructional format of SAGE programming.
Students cover the district’s curriculum objectives in a core area, but subject matter is compacted, enriched in breadth and depth, and accelerated to meet the needs of the SAGE learner. To address affective needs, students are encouraged in skills and dispositions that help them develop insight into self and others, and become life long pursuers of knowledge.
Lessons are varied to touch upon each individual’s strengths and intelligences using an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Each student gains an understanding of their learning style and focuses on how to best utilize that style in interpersonal (i.e., occupational) relationships. Guidance is provided for the SAGE student’s affective as well as cognitive development.
Students participate in small group and individual projects to develop critical, creative, and logical thinking skills. Activities foster challenging problem solving utilizing independent study and affective skills. Students are also given opportunities to be exposed to a variety of guest speakers.
Students take responsibility for their own learning by goal setting and presentations of research. Evaluation of instruction and learning makes use of teacher and student-evaluation methods.
Middle school students may also participate in challenge courses.
For more information on Gifted Education in North Kansas City Schools, please contact Advanced Education Programs Coordinator Julia Alsobrook at (816) 413-5073.