Q.U.E.S.T Program Description
At the primary level Q.U.E.S.T. consists of a pullout program, where students are provided an array of learning opportunities that emphasize content in the four core academic areas (math, language arts, science and social studies). The pullout program design allows students to be grouped homogeneously with other gifted and talented students and participate in enriched academic experiences. Enrichment and extension of advanced concepts are explored through a project-based application integrating learning across content areas.
Intermediate and Middle School
At the intermediate and middle school levels Q.U.E.S.T. consists of a pullout program that is differentiated in terms of content, process, and product. Students at this level are involved in inquiry-based lessons, group problem solving settings, independent investigations and group discussions. Learning experiences at this level will include an integration of core academic areas. Since students in this program are high achieving; unless new material is introduced or students have not yet demonstrated mastery of the day’s learning objective, they may be excused from making up work missed while attending their Q.U.E.S.T. session. However, if there are particular assignments due on the Q.U.E.S.T. pullout day, it is the responsibility of the student to work out an accommodation with the regular classroom teacher.