What is Gifted and Talented?
The Gifted & Talented Program is based on the belief that every child has gifts and talents to be valued and nurtured. The child, teacher and parent all work together to choose courses and customize the ideal educational program. Children explore a wide variety of learning experiences through core and elective courses that develop their individual strengths and interests. Students who are academically gifted, learning disabled, and/or who have other unique needs, work with specialized teachers as part of their elective classes. There are no tests, auditions or performance standards required for acceptance into the Gifted & Talented Program.
Students spend four periods each day in the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. During their three elective periods students explore new areas of interest or study a particular area in depth. This allows students time to hone their talents, or explore new areas of interest. Elective courses are offered yearlong, semester, and/or quarterly basis. A student can have the potential to take up to twelve different electives per year.
Twice a month, students participate in Magnet Elective Clubs. The clubs meet for 45 minutes. Students were able to select their top 3 club choices and were placed in a club based on their selections. The clubs are an extension of the Magnet Electives but offers small group settings and engaging activities. All students receive differentiated educational services in the four core areas of instruction: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. AG certified staff provides support and assistance to teachers and their students. High quality staff development is provided to teachers which allows for all students to benefit from best teaching practices. All students have the opportunity to participate in the highest level of differentiated instruction and tiered assignments that allow them challenge and opportunities for success.
Why Gifted and Talented?
Does your child enjoy music or dance? Do you want your child to speak a foreign language?
Is your child intrigued by science or math? Would your child learn best in an innovative and rigorous academic environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Zebulon GT Magnet School is the choice for you. At Zebulon Magnet Middle School, we offer students opportunities for exploration and in-depth study in the academic content areas and offer a wide variety of engaging and innovative elective selections.
UNIQUE FEATURES of the Zebulon Gifted and Talented Magnet School:
- Variety of electives and course levels for exploration of interests, acceleration, and a rich, in-depth study of the content and subject matter
- Opportunities for in-depth Visual and Performing Arts studies
- Foreign Language offered
- Time embedded in the schedule for Magnet Elective Clubs twice a month
If you have any questions about Zebulon GT Magnet Middle School's Magnet Programs, please contact the Magnet Coordinator at 919-404-3665.
Zebulon GT Magnet Middle offers electives in social studies, language arts, art, music, drama, dance, foreign language, & media. This model provides students with a wide variety of courses that promote an interest beyond their regular academic classes.
Science, Math & Technology
Zebulon GT Magnet Middle offers electives in math, science, technology, and career & technical education. This model provides students with a wide variety of courses that promote an interest beyond their regular academic classes.
How do I apply for Gifted and Talented?
The first critical piece of information you need when investigating which Magnet Program would be a fit for your child is to determine eligible school by home address. This link will take you to the Magnet Resource Center page, under which you will find a heading titled, "Applying". Click on, " Determine school by student address ". Once you see your specific schools, you can make a more informed choice by visiting the magnet link, and reviewing the Magnet Schools and Program Pathways booklets located there.
For detailed information on how to apply to a Magnet Program: http://www.wcpss.net/magnet/application_process.html
For more information regarding Magnet Programs in WCPSS, please follow this link to access the Magnet Resource Center Web site : http://www.wcpss.net/magnet/