Scotchtown Hills Elementary is a TAG in the Regular Classroom (TRC) school.  Since Scotchtown is a school with a high TAG population, students are cluster grouped into a regular classroom with 5 or more of their peers.  This provides students with the opportunity to have their individual needs met, while encountering a challenging curriculum throughout the entire school day.    

      Teachers have gone through extensive training and are continuously expanding their knowledge of instructional strategies that are key in educating gifted children.  Through the use of higher-level questioning techniques and frequent formal and informal assessments, students will be consistently evaluated based on their performance, mastery, and diagnosed areas of need.  Teachers focus on encouraging creativity and critical thinking through inquiry based teaching and learning.    

      Flexible grouping strategies are implemented in order to consistently meet the needs of individual students.  A thorough understanding that students are intelligent in a multitude of ways and the desire to assist students in developing these multiple intelligences guide teachers in their instructional decisions.  Through the use of instructional technologies, primary sources, and culturally diverse resources, students will be provided with enriching and worthwhile educational experiences that will promote the desire to be lifelong learners.  It is our desire to foster independence and self-motivation within our students so that we may instill in them the tools necessary to become lifelong learners.   










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