Young Scholars is a research based academic model designed to validate and support high potential students. It provides and encourages students to seek out academic challenges, advocates for high potential students, and helps prepare them to quality for future advanced courses.
How are students identified as Young Scholars?
All students participate in thinking lessons. The thinking lessons are often new to all children so their background experiences are not an advantage or disadvantage. As students engage in the lessons, we look for strengths in different ways of thinking.
What does Young Scholars programming include?
- working on puzzles and challenges that develop the divergent, convergent, visual and evaluative thinking skills
- completing activities that connect to grade level reading and math
- developing skills to be a successful student
- talking about college and career choices