Gifted Education Program

Department Chair: Ms. Gina Burke

                                                           Gifted Resource teachers: Mr. Ben King, Mrs. Jean Weber, and Ms. Kendra Yount

📢Announcements

 Mailings will be sent out next week that summarize the 2021-2022 seminar topics that were offered this year.
 
📆Gifted Services Starting Timeline for 2022-2023:
  • Week of September 12: The permission for high school services form will be delivered to those students who have not submitted a form already and for the 9th grade students. The form is due by September 30.  If you have never received or signed  your permission for services form,  please check with the Gifted Office in room 2135.
  • Month of September: A Canvas course will appear on the student's Canvas dashboard. This is not a course that the student has to attend. It will be the place where we post Gifted program announcements, information about Governor's School, and the pull-out seminar dates and topics. An independent study module will also appear in this course; this is where you will submit your independent study contract and upload your end product (only if you chose independent study for your service option). 
  •  Example of the Gifted Canvas course on the dashboard
  • Week of Sept. 26: Services will begin.  See the Canvas module for pull-out seminar start times and topics. Only students who have submitted a signed permission for services form may participate. 
Gifted Education Mission Statement:

In Prince William County Public Schools, our vision centers on the concept that “all students will learn to their fullest potential.” Our School Division philosophy of gifted education reflects this vision. Gifted education services are designed to foster the academic development of advanced learners. 

At Battlefield High School, we are committed to offering the best in differentiated services for our gifted students.  Our mission is to provide relevant quality educational opportunities for all students to develop the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens, and life-long learners. We realize gifted students have exceptional educational needs which must be met in order for them to reach their full potential, both intellectually and emotionally. In order to fulfill these educational needs, gifted education services at Battlefield High School are offered in the form of: 

•    Pull-out Socratic seminars, which are open-ended, interdisciplinary discussions emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, communication and metacognitive skills. These seminars will be offered during every period for two days and FLEX during the scheduled grade level seminar. The seminar schedule is available in the Canvas Gifted module. 
•    GEMS 12(Gifted Educational Multidisciplinary Studies with Research) course offered during the 12th grade, which focuses on the foundations of philosophy.
•  Independent study   
 
Gifted students also have the opportunity to apply for the Residential Governor’s Schools and the Governor’s School at Innovation Park for math and science. 

  

🎯Overall of the service options offered to all grade levels during the 2022-2023 school year:

 

Pull-out Seminar

Independent Study

GEMS: Foundation of Philosophy

AP Capstone

2-year program

Grade 9

Yes

Yes

No

No

Grade 10

Yes

Yes

No

No

Grade 11

Yes

Yes

No*

No*

Grade 12

Yes

Yes

Yes

No**


Courses marked with an "*" are projected to be available for those grade levels starting in the 2023-2024 school year. 

Course marked with an "**" is projected to be available for that grade level starting in the 2024-2025 school year as long as the first level of AP Capstone was taken and successfully completed.