The differentiated curriculum will add breadth and depth to the academically gifted students’ educational opportunities by exposing them to increasingly complex concepts about topics that otherwise would not be included in their middle school experiences. The curriculum goes beyond the requirements of the Florida Standards. Students at Fort Clarke Middle School will be taught the science process skills of observation, communication, prediction, inference, and classification.
We believe students’ goals must be met emotionally as well as intellectually. Middle school is a transition period, and at Fort Clarke we address the issues that arise during this critical developmental stage. Students will learn how to organize their time while acquiring and applying the study skills that will allow them to be academically successful. Our ultimate goal is to insure that students are prepared for the rigors of a demanding high school curriculum whether it be Cambridge, IB, AP, Honors, or other challenging courses of study.
Topics in Gifted Science
Earth and Space Science
Includes astronomy, meteorology, geology, and oceanography.
Includes botany, zoology, anatomy, environmental science, and taxonomy.
Includes chemistry and physics.
Laptop Laboratory Experiments
Inquiry Based Lessons
Quarterly Independent Projects
Interactive Smart Board Lessons
Real and Virtual Dissections
Microscope Training and Practice
‘Low’ Tech Data Gathering
‘High’ Tech Data Gathering