ATLAS/Gifted and Talented
The Mount Vernon Academies of Talent, Leadership, and Scholars (ATLAS) program will provide a variety of research-based services that will give identified students the opportunity to address their unique needs. This will include curriculum that stresses higher-order thinking such as inquiry skills, problem solving, and creative thinking. In addition, development of self-direction, risk-taking, curiosity, imagination and interpersonal relations will be emphasized. The program framework will allow for individual projects and peer-group interaction.
Long-range goals for this program include the development of self-actualization for the highly able young person and the development of a sense of responsibility to self, school, and society.
"The term 'gifted and talented,' when used with respect to students, children, or youth, means students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in such areas as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities."
National Association for Gifted Children
Dr. Gayle White-Wallace
Director of Pre-K, Gifted & Talented and Special Projects