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Gifted Outreach Programs

District Gifted Outreach Programs

Challenge Centre Program
A range of Challenge Centre pull-in programs are available for students in grades 1-7. Programs range from 2-4 days. A Challenge Centre candidate demonstrates a need for further enrichment beyond the enriched and/or differentiated classroom.

These programs offer an opportunity for highly able students to:

  • work in a fast-paced environment in a topic or area of curricular interest with other like-minded students.
  • Think critically, creatively, and flexibly
  • Develop higher level thinking and communication skills
  • Experience Project and Problem-Based Learning, curricular extensions, and meta-cognitive experiences.

Examples of Challenge Centres include but are not limited to:

  • Narrative WritingDi
  • Poetic Picassos
  • Awesome Authors
  • Global Citizenship
  • Physics for Kids
  • Chemistry for Kids
  • Exploring the Universe
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Deliberate Debaters
  • Math in the Real World


The Seminar Program

A range of Seminar pull-in programs are available for students in grades 4-7. Programs range from 6-10 days. A seminar candidate will have a gifted designation and/or demonstrates a need for significant enrichment and rigor 

These programs offer an opportunity for extremely able and passionate students to:

  • Work with their intellectual peers on an on-going basis
  • Use higher-level thinking and in-depth analysis skills
  • Explore topics of interest with activities and projects
  • Participate in Project and Problem-Based Learning

Examples of Seminars include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Exploravision
  • STEAM-Makerspace
  • Playwriting and Acting
  • Math Explorations
  • Model U.N.
  • Young Writers

Students in seminar program must be able to manage time effectively and keep up with regular school work.

Please note Gifted Outreach Programs are School-Based Team referrals. Please consult with your child’s classroom teacher for more information.

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