Challenge pull-out enrichment program
The JAWS program serves students one day per week, in a pull-out model. The JAWS curriculum is a challenging three year course of study that develops skills, attitudes and self- understanding. Participation in JAWS offers students an opportunity to explore aspects of giftedness through the cognitive and affective domains. Academically it is differentiated for highly capable students, with work of greater depth and complexity in high interest areas outside the regular core curriculum. The JAWS program enriches and supplements the regular core curriculum; it does not supplant it.
A student successfully completing the JAWS curriculum is on the way to becoming a competent, self-motivated, lifelong learner who can do research and gather information, think critically and creatively, communicate with others and problem solve. The JAWS program has five areas of focus which are taught through various content/lessons at each grade level. The list below offers examples of what students may experience while in the JAWS program.