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Create a pathway of education for these students with trained Teachers and a curriculum that supports their needs. The teachers need training and access to the lastest research and techniques geared toward getting the most out of these students. 

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Sarah Moore over 5 years ago

I love this idea for the future. This is so important to the parents of children currently in the challenge program, and anxiously wondering what the middle school experience will be. Challenge has helped my child begin to stretch toward his potential. He needs the ongoing support of programs that fit his needs in order to remain stimulated and engaged after grade school.

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Xinfu x over 5 years ago

I love this idea for the future too. Look forward to it becoming true!

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Scotti Andrews over 5 years ago

The gifted program shouldn't end at middle school. These kids need special learning opportunities and support as they make their way through the middle and high school years.

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Linda x over 5 years ago

I am glad this issue has been raised.  My child is in Kindergarten this year and I have been looking into him potentially testing into the Challenge Program.  However, I was confused as to what he would do after 6th grade as it seems there are no similar programs in middle school that I was able to find.  If that is the case, then what is the point of the Challenge Program if there is no potential for stimulating education once he enters 7th grade?  I can only forsee a lot of review material and wasted classroom time.  There definitely needs to be some continuity in the Challenge Program if there is to be one in the first place.

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T x over 5 years ago

While there should certainly be a continuation of the Challenge Program into middle school, I went through Highline's Challenge Program and then received plenty of stimulating education in middle and high school Honors courses.

The existing elementary Challenge Program teachers should have training, too!  I think I'll start another thread about the existing program...

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Diana Ryser over 5 years ago

My daughter attended the Challenge program since 1st grade.  She is now a 7th grader at Cascade Middle School while most of her peers went to Sylvester.  She is getting straight A's in honors and rarely does any homework or studying.  She tells me it is a repeat of things she learned last year and she finds herself zoning out in class.  Her math teacher stated in an email, "She is already 2 grade levels away from her peers in math, so I would not recommend any more grade advancements." She now spends her free time on social media with her peers, rather than doing homework and projects with them, as in the past.   I am afraid her study skills are going to falter if she continues to have all this free time on her hands.  One year of slacking off (maybe?), but two years and she may lose her eagerness to learn.  I already see it waning.

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