SpARK for Gifted Learners
SpARK (Special Abilities Reaching for Knowledge) is Woodland’s gifted program and serves the needs of students with high cognitive and academic ability. These children are identified by the criteria of IQ, standardized test results, grades, and teacher recommendation. SpARK is a pullout program in which students leave their classrooms once a week for approximately two hours to receive specific instruction in critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and research skills from teacher-created enrichment curricula. Students accumulate a portfolio of work and are evaluated at the end of each semester.