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The gifted education programs in our district provide
equity of access for all students. In addition, they recognize the
generic needs of gifted and highly able students and offer programs that allow
these students the opportunity to work with their intellectual peers.
The Challenge Program provides an opportunity for highly
able and gifted students in grades 3 through 7, to engage with small groups of
similarly able students in intense academic, intellectual and creative
challenges. Each Challenge Centre
operates four sessions. Each session is
organized by grade level and has four half-day modules that last eight to nine
Referrals are submitted and
prioritized by each school.
Cluster Class (MACC)
The Multi-Age Cluster Class (MACC) provides
academic challenge and social-emotional support for highly gifted students in
grades 5, 6 and 7 through an intellectual peer group, and conceptually advanced
curriculum. This program is designed to challenge and develop
the depth and breadth of the student’s critical and creative thinking abilities
utilizing a diverse range of higher level thinking models. Reflection on individual learning style, the
nature of excellence and group dynamics are integral parts of the
curriculum. Defining personal interests
and individual goals and demonstrating a personal work ethic are important aspects of the classroom experience.
Only registered students of Surrey
School District will be able to be referred.
Referrals are submitted by schools.
For more information please contact Student Support at 604-596-7733.