E2 is an engaging and exciting component of the G&T program designed to meet the needs of our gifted math students in grades five through six. This program encourages high levels of critical thinking through rigorous collaborative and independent activities. It permits students to show a mastery of material and then provides them with the opportunity to progress at an accelerated rate through new material. It also presents students with multi-tiered assignments within each unit. Each activity and assignment is tailored to meet different student achievement levels and fosters opportunities for peer interaction and collaboration among students of similar interests and abilities.
Middle SchoolE2 will be a replacement math program for qualifying students in fifth and sixth grade. This means that students will no longer have math in the regular classroom setting. Instead, students will be taught in a cluster group of gifted math students and will have the chance to move through the curriculum at more rapid pace then their peers. Based upon students' performance on assessments, this curriculum compacting may provide an opportunity for students to "skip" ahead to Eighth Grade Algebra I at the beginning of their seventh grade year. After successfully completing Eighth Grade Algebra I, students will take an exam that will afford them the opportunity of taking a high school math class during their eighth grade year if they successfully achieve the minimum required score on this exam.