Jen - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am very excited for my Gifted 11 year old son. The school which had cut the gifted education program due to budget cutbacks has started up an honors curriculum for the highest achieving students in the grade. He starts school tomorrow, and will be in a classroom (30 kids- yikes) of all honor students. They will move as a group from subject to subject, and all of their coursework will be accelerated. The old gifted program was a 1 day a week pull-out program. I think this is a better arrangement. I spoke to someone today and mentioned that he was going to be in the program, and she seemed to think it was ridiculous to have an honors program beginning so young- why not!