PEP & Quest

  • The elementary GT programs, PEP and Quest, utilize a combination of cluster grouping and pull-out instruction.

    • Cluster grouping allows students to be in heterogeneous groupings within classrooms while providing the opportunity for students to be grouped homogeneously for differentiated instruction. Differentiation of instruction based on individual student needs is a district expectation. 
    • Pull-Out instruction may occur regularly or during more intensive times of study. This design allows students to be grouped homogeneously with other gifted students and participate in rigorous academic experiences outside of the regular classroom.

    PEP (Primary Enrichment Program):

    Students identified as gifted in grades K-2 participate at their home campus in the PEP program, which is a combination of cluster grouping within the classroom and pull-out extension and enrichment instruction. Students are clustered in their grade level with a teacher who has obtained the required hours of gifted training and provides differentiated instruction to meet the needs of their PEP students. Content specialists pull students for special projects at least once during the spring semester.

    Quest:

    Students identified as gifted in grades 3-6 participate at their home campus in the Quest program, which is a combination of cluster grouping within the classroom and pull-out extension and enrichment instruction. Students are clustered in their grade level with a teacher who has obtained the required hours of gifted training and provides differentiated instruction to meet the needs of their Quest students. Content specialists pull students a minimum of 27 hours per nine-weeks for project-based activities and research projects.