Department Overview

  • The Multiple Intelligences Academy (MIA) meets on Mondays after school from 3:00-4:30 in the reading room upstairs at BRMES. MIA is an enrichment program designed for gifted and talented (GT) students, but it is open to all students in grades K-12. The objective of the MIA is to provide an open-ended, unstructured environment for kids to pursue their passions. Tables in the room are arranged with activities that lead to higher-level thinking skills and inspire intellectual curiosity.

    Pullout programs for GT students in each elementary school and the middle school occur once per week. During this 25-30 minute session, gifted and talented students meet together to engage in challenging activities from a variety of subject areas.
    The girls' book discussion group meets once per month at BRMES and at PLMS.

    Parent meetings for the parents of identified gifted and talented students are held once per month on a weekday evening at BRMES.
    I am working with parents, teachers, and students to accommodate for the individual needs of the gifted and talented students in the district. Gifted and talented children may be defined as those who exhibit marked exceptional abilities in the areas of intellect, creativity, leadership, and thinking skills. They have a higher performance capability and require differentiated and/or accelerated curricula to meet their unique learning needs and abilities. Please contact me with any concerns you may have with your GT child.