Gifted and Talented
As a District, we are committed to providing each student with a rigorous academic program that challenges his or her learning needs and develops his or her talents and interests. Our District mission states that we support each student's needs by providing the opportunities, experiences, and educational tools for their journey." To that end, teachers at all levels utilize a rigorous curriculum, a variety of instructional strategies, and other enrichment opportunities to meet student needs.
Differentiation is the recognition of and commitment to plan for student differences. A differentiated classroom provides different avenues to acquire content, to process or make sense of information and ideas, and to demonstrate understanding. The goals of a differentiated classroom are to maximize student growth and to promote individual student success.
The following strategies are often used in tandem with one another to meet the needs of a diverse student body:
Curriculum / Processes / Materials
The West Bloomfield School District curriculum is based on the rigorous state Grade Level Content Expectations for K-8, the High School Content Expectations for 9-12 and the ACT College Readiness Standards. Curriculum materials are selected which best serve our district’s vision to “develop socially responsible citizens empowered to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global society, and who are characterized by curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate.” Thus, processes and materials are inquiry-based and allow high-end learners to be stretched and challenged to high levels of thinking and to greater depth and complexity of understanding.