Welcome to GRO!

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GRO Philosophy:

The mission of our Gifted Reach-Out Program is to improve student achievement by supporting teaching and learning in the classroom. Differentiation of curriculum focuses on expanding, extending, and enhancing learning opportunities beyond the exploration level of the regular classroom curriculum.

Some features of the GRO program include:

- Accelerated or advanced content

- More complex understandings of generalizations, principles, theories, and the structure of the content area

- Abstract concepts and thought processes or skills

- Transfer of learning to new/different disciplines, situations

- Development of personal growth and sophistication in attitudes, appreciations, feeling, and intuition

- Independence of thought and study

- Project-based learning

Units of study for the GRO program:

Grade Level

Units of Study

Grade 2

Medieval Times

Math Challenges

Grade 3



Grade 4


Crime Scene Investigation

Grade 5


The Brain

Testing for the Gifted Reach Out Program:


Parents of 2nd-4th graders interested in having their child tested for the district’s gifted program (GRO) should send a written response no later than April 24, 2017 to their child’s classroom teacher. Testing for those eligible will begin in May/June for entrance into the program beginning September 2018. In conjunction with GRO testing, F&P, math benchmarks/progress reports, classroom work ethic scores will be considered. Central office will mail home the results during the summer break.

The GRO program provides enrichment for students who have demonstrated high capabilities. The work presented is above grade level and is rigorous. Children are expected to fulfill their regular classroom and GRO proficiencies during the year.

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