Beach Court sets the bar high! Our standards-based academic program sets high expectations for all students and clearly defines what students should know and what students should be able to do. Teachers work in Professional Learning Communities to hone their craft, refine instruction and personalize learning for each student. Our teachers participate in professional development and implementation of the Cluster Model for Gifted and Talented students as well as Depth and Complexity lessons and teaching.
What is Cluster Grouping?
Cluster grouping is an educational process in which four to six Gifted and Talented (GT) and/or Talent Pool Identified students are assigned to an otherwise heterogeneous classroom within their grade to be instructed by a teacher that has had specialized training in differentiating for gifted learners.
Beach Court has a strong Gifted and Talented (GT) program and talent development for our students who have not yet been formally identified, and we believe in meeting students where they are academically and effectively. Teachers have high expectations for meeting the needs of our GT students through rigorous, inquiry-based, differentiated lessons, and the support of “push in” services. Here are just a few of the ways we support our GT students: