Another way to do it

This school has the right idea! First Baptist Church of Lake City’s First Academy provides the structure and curriculum to students and parents just like any other school but is doing it in a different way. Providing choice. Savvy parents can use the school facilities or homeschool. Parents know what they want for their gifted children, most public school programs aren’t providing it. More and more, parents are looking into digital delivery of the content. Think of the advantages. Students learn at their own pace under the watchful eyes of a professional educator or the loving parent. The learning can happen at school or at home. Professional educators and administrators navigate the regulations and requirements for the parents. Schools need less in the way of actual classrooms. Are there other schools setting up a program with choice? I’d like to know about them.


  1. MIchelle said:

    Looks like an interesting idea. I don’t know much about they curriculum they use but the write up seemed to be missing a few important ideas for gifted students… escalating intellectual demand, higher level thinking skills, creativity etc. I’m not sure it’s enough to just allow GT kids to move through the material at their own pace, they also need material that is specifically designed to support their learning style and intellectual curiosity.

    July 29, 2008
  2. Angie said:

    I would agree with you – the perfect school for the gifted would use curriculum best suited for their needs while also attending to the standard skills.

    July 30, 2008

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