Officials from West Aurora School District, which is located in Illinois, recently announced that some gifted children from its sixth grade class will be moved to a new school, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The children will be moved to a self-contained gifted program for about 30 children at Jewel Middle School. Officials told the news source that the curriculum will involve students from each middle school and the district will provide transportation.
Many parents asked what types of classes these students will take at the high school level. Board members replied that gifted students would participate in geometry. Pupils will take one language during their middle school years and then take a different language when they reach high schools.
“I just do not want to create a situation where they get to high school and they come down a little bit,” Angie Smith, school board member, told the news source.
Parents who believe their child could be gifted may wish to have them take an IQ test. These can help measure a child’s level of intelligence, which can then help them gain access to better school programs that challenge them.