What is Gifted?
The Open Doors-Gifted Education Program is for intellectually gifted students in grades 2–8. Here at Wells APAC, we service grades 4-5. The purpose of the Gifted Education Program is to identify and serve gifted students in a uniquely qualitatively differentiated program not available in the regular classroom. According to gifted regulations, "Gifted education programs shall be in addition to and different from the regular program of instruction provided by the district’s schools."
The Open Doors-Gifted Education Program provides instruction in thinking skills, creativity, information literacy, success skills, effective (social and emotional) skills, and communication skills. Students enrolled in the district’s gifted education program have met criteria established by the state of Mississippi.