HMS Horizon Program

                         Heritage Middle School Gifted Program

6th Gr. Language Arts and Social Studies - Kim Reeves

7th & 8th Gr. Language Arts - Stacy Dunfee

Social Studies/GA History - Beth Chappelear

Math - Charlene Higgins

Science - Denise Montgomery

What is a gifted student?  It is a student who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities. (SBOE Rule 160-4-2-.38, p. 1)

What should gifted students be able to do?  A gifted student should be able to exhibit higher levels of creative thinking than their age/grade peers, as well as higher degrees of reading, reasoning, synthesizing, and evaluating abilities; display self confidence by directing their own learning in research activities, competition participation, and added responsibilities; work at an accelerated pace that enriches and extends regular classroom studies to include the special interests of gifted learners. (From the Catoosa County Public Schools Gifted Administrative Manual)

  • Gifted students are offered enrichment opportunities for the ELT (Extended Learning Time)
  • Field trips and special events
  • 7th Grade - Duke University Talent Search

General Horizon Info

HMS Summer Reading

Catoosa County Horizon Website

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