Academic Stretch is the middle school component of the Rockwood Gifted Program. This component is offered in grades six through eight for students who meet district criteria for the gifted program.
Academic Stretch enables students to work with academic peers in an environment that focuses on identifying and maximizing individual student talents and interests. The curriculum gives students the opportunity to explore a range of high interest, real world issues that are both personally relevant and intellectually challenging. The program’s curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on a different theme each year. Sixth graders study change, seventh graders explore survival and eighth graders investigate systems. Specific units within these themes include the brain, inventions, natural disasters and language systems. All units in this program are designed to promote active student engagement in learning and develop skills in critical and creative thinking, information processing, problem-solving, communication and responsibility. Community resources are tapped to bring real world experience and expertise into the classroom. Technology is used extensively to create products and develop a sophisticated understanding of various fields and issues. Time management strategies, current events, language arts skills, and service projects are also incorporated into the Academic Stretch program.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us!
We'd love to hear from you!
The Academic Stretch Teachers:
Dr. Katherine Glaude-Bolte, NBCT
Mrs. Alison Smith
Mrs. Terri Tauser
Announcements RSS Feed