Honors & Advanced Placement (AP)

GATE students in grades 7-12 are served through differentiation of the curriculum in individual classes and in the district’s Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Programs. Students may choose Honors or AP classes that are offered in reading, language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, Career and Technology courses (CTE), and Languages Other Than English (LOTE) courses.  

The content, scope, and sequence of AP classes are consistent with College Board's AP curriculum; but the process and products are differentiated for gifted students. AP classes are available in the core disciplines; college credit may be received after participation in AP classes and successfully passing the appropriate AP exams or through dual enrollment with a university. Gifted and talented secondary students are also served through advanced fine arts and career and technology classes.

The STEAM Academy at Kennemer, Reed Middle School, and Kennemer Middle School are piloting SpringBoard curriculum for English and Math in grades 6-8. Students who qualify for GATE are encouraged to participate in the SpringBoard courses available to them.