GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
Yorktown Education believes every student should receive a GIFTED EDUCATION, the best education available.
Our policy is that students are not held back, but encouraged to achieving at higher levels in subjects where they are interested or skilled. We are able to get students up to national grade level, earning mostly A grades in all subjects. This is why we do not educate by grade level. For example, there is not an eighth grade with everyone studying all subjects at eighth grade levels. Our students can rise to higher levels than the same aged students at other schools.
This leads to “Do What You Love” curriculum where students can develop a year or more of college credit and activities in areas of special interest. This helps with admission to colleges, scholarship, and course credits when admitted to college.
Dr. Todd Kettler, a professor specializing in research and teaching in the field of gifted and talented education, also lends his direction and expertise to the training of our teachers. He recently recently served on the K-12 Programming Standards Committee for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). He is currently the chair-elect of the Leadership Division of Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).