Paladin Gifted Program

The Gifted Program provides an advanced, enriched and accelerated curriculum meeting the individual educational needs of gifted students through differentiated instruction in terms of pace, depth, complexity and challenge. 


Faculty – An experienced and endorsed team of gifted teachers trained in the following educational needs and characteristics of gifted learners:

  • Development & Characteristics
  • Individual Learning Differences
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Learning Environment and Social Interactions
  • Language
  • Instructional Planning
  • Assessment
  • Professional and Ethical Practice
  • Collaboration 

Self-Contained Gifted classes in all content areas with following process & product emphasis: 

  • Critical Creative & Divergent Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Develop metacognitive skills to build self-directed learning habits
  • Develop awareness and plan for future goals; academic and career
  • Develop maturity, responsibility, task commitment and self-understanding
  • Develop leadership, citizenship and teamwork skills
  • Develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Writing logically and with clarity and style about important questions
  • Articulating persuasively, both on paper and in oral presentations, focused, sophisticated, and credible arguments
  • Engaging in critical reflection: journals, opinions, and reactions

Access to Resources Beyond the Classroom: 

  • Academic Competitions – INTEL, SECME, STEAM
  • Research-based academic field trips
  • Speakers and mentors
  • Viewing and participation in arts performances – Theater, Dance & Music
  • Using digital media to engage students in:
  • Collaborative, project-based learning, designed around real world contexts, connecting with other students around the world, on topics of study immersing students in a learning experience that allows them to grapple with a problem, gaining higher-order thinking skills from pursuing the solution.