The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program serves intermediate students, grades 4-5. Students are identified in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15 "Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Gifted Students." The STEM curriculum is designed to provide science, technology, engineering and math experiences not normally provided in the regular classroom. The tools of learning used in an interdisciplinary setting are emphasized.
Academic Enrichment Clusters is a program for primary and intermediate students. The program involves a trained volunteer from the community who works with students in a small cluster (4-6 students) weekly for approximately 40 minutes. The Academic Enrichment Clusters offered are Junior Great Books, which provides reading enrichment (K-5), Primary Enrichment Thinking Skills (PETS), based on Blooms Taxonomy that provides Critical Thinking enrichment (K-3), math enrichment (K-5), and social studies enrichment (grade 5 only). Academic Enrichment Clusters is a pull-out program, risk-free opportunity for students.
Because students at the middle level are very conscious
of their relationships with their peers, identified
gifted and talented students spend the majority of their
day in heterogeneously grouped classes where their teachers
try to extend the curriculum to meet their needs. However,
there is special programming in the areas of math and
language arts. An advanced math class is offered at each level and identified students attend a two-period language arts block taught by a teacher specially trained to work with gifted students (REACH).
As students reach their high school years, they assume
a greater role in determining how their needs are met.
Honors and advanced placement courses are available
in academic areas and students have many opportunities
to excel in the visual and performing arts. In addition to courses offered at Findlay High School, students may participate in the Post Secondary Options Program by enrolling free of charge in specific courses at area colleges and universities. An extensive Honors Mentorship Program is also conducted for juniors and seniors so that they can see first-hand what is required of individuals in specific careers. A complete listing of high school
courses is available through the FHS web page.
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