Students identified as gifted and whose participation has received parental consent shall receive at least five segments per week (or the yearly equivalent) of gifted education services, using one of the approved models described in Appendix A of the Georgia Department of Education Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services.
We use both the Cluster Classroom model and the Resource model at Ellis. Gifted students placed in a cluster classroom have a teacher that has her/his gifted certification and that less than half of the class is identified gifted. This means that your child's teacher is providing differentiation in the area of your child's strength for two segments daily. We also provide resource services for your child. In this model, students are pulled out of their classroom for one-two segments, more than one day a week for enrichment.
The Middle School services are provided through Cluster Classrooms (Differentiation in classrooms with gifted endorsed teachers), Advanced Content Courses ( Spanish), and/or Resource Pull-out classes.