Gifted Philosophy: Gifted education prepares every student to understand their own abilities as well as fully develop their talents in an individualized and enriching environment
Gifted Education Curriculum Overview: LEAP, QUEST, & SAGE
- Students will develop healthy social-emotional skills and be encouraged to interact in appropriate and respectful ways with intellectual and chronological peers and teachers through social, leadership, and team-building activities-- demonstrating manners, appreciation, healthy self-esteem, and a positive attitude.
- Students will be encouraged to meet their full potential while maintaining a balance between academics and extra-curricular activities; collaboration and healthy competition; pursuing excellent, quality products and studying for the love of learning alone. Emphasis is on learning, expression, and full self-actualization and not the perfectionistic pursuit of grades.
- Students will develop creativity and advanced problem solving skills—consistently demonstrating higher order thinking skills and professional habits of mind.
- Students will develop effective, creative and broad communication skills—focusing on all media.
- Students will learn grade appropriate research and study skills.
- Students will be guided to develop appropriate course schedules of regular education and honors courses based on present levels of educational performance, academic potential, and interests.
Sarah Schaefer, Subject Area Supervisor
Sarah Schaefer was named the Gifted Eduation Subject Area Supervisor prior to the 2020-21 school year. Schaefer is the Assistant to the Superintendent for Pupil Services and is in her second year in that role at CV. Prior to joining CV in 2019, she was the supervisor of pupil services at Cornwall-Lebanon School District, where she was in the role since 2007. Prior to that, she served as school psychologist and school counselor at Cornwall Lebanon from 2003-2007, and worked as a school psychologist at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 and Lincoln IU12.