The Path-2-Potential Gifted Program allows gifted scholars to delve deeper into content as they develop critical thinking skills, enhanced with our unique curriculum structure. Structured leadership opportunities with the Scholars with Shovels Community Garden as well as the Roots and Shoots Program enable these high-ability scholars to contribute to their communities. Innovation and creation are the themes for these Scholars while they invent and solve real world problems in the Fab Lab. The Path-2-Potential is a ONE of a kind program in Casa Grande and is ONLY available at the Grande Innovation Academy.
1st – 8th Grade Gifted Programming The Path-2-Potential Gifted Program is taught in three structured gifted platforms: 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade. The teachers of the program are highly qualified and experienced in differentiated instruction.
1st – 2nd Grade Cluster Scholars are clustered together with other scholars and one teacher that receives specific training in gifted education and differentiation. Based on assessment data, scholars will have curriculum compacted, accelerated, and will be challenged with high-level projects.
3rd, 4th and 5th Self-Contained Gifted Scholars in this class receive instruction with one teacher that receives specific training in gifted education and differentiation. These scholars will have a personalized learning plan using GoQuest, an inquiry and project-based learning platform based on each scholar’s interests. Based on assessment data scholars may have curriculum compacted and accelerated through a year’s worth of curriculum in a shorter amount of time.
6th – 8th Honors Classes The middle school gifted scholars will receive core instruction that is differentiated based on ability and need. They will receive specific leadership opportunities, coding and extended time in the SMALLab.
3rd – 8th Gifted Partnership Scholars partner with Central AZ College for their STEM Program.
Scholars attend quarterly “Meet-Ups” with other gifted scholars from around the Phoenix Metropolitan area:
- AZ Capitol
- Create Makerspace at the AZ Science Center
- Phoenix Library
Scholars will also participate in service learning:
- Feed my Starving Children
- Local Events
- Food Bank
As part of the Path to Potential Program, the Grande Innovation Academy has partnered up with Level Up Village. Through Level Up Village, our Scholars will have the opportunity to connect with peers in other countries, exchanging video letters and collaborating on STEAM projects. Level Up Village has 40+ global partner organizations in more than twenty countries.
Enrolled scholars interested in qualifying for the gifted program may schedule testing by contacting Patty Messer 520-876-0492 or firstname.lastname@example.org