Dr. David Daigneault, Superintendent
Grenada School District
Post Office Box 1940
Grenada, Mississippi 38902-1940
Telephone: (662) 226-1606
FAX: (662) 226-7994 Gifted Education Coordinator
Dr. Becky Terry-
Grenada Elementary School-Red Top
Beverly Watersfirstname.lastname@example.org Grenada Elementary School-Green Top
Frankie Fortieremail@example.com Grenada Middle School
LEAP provides a unique and challenging program for gifted children in second through sixth grades. Encouraged intellectually, creatively, and academically, LEAP students manifest positive attitudes and superior accomplishments. In the LEAP classroom, students are provided with situations and scenarios involving problems ranging from those of a local nature to those with world-wide implications. By actively seeking solutions to these problems through research and experience, LEAP students are given ample opportunities to develop leadership and organizational abilities.
Mission: The mission of Project LEAP is to maintain a program for the intellectually gifted students that target their special needs and provide the necessary instructional modifications to increase the students' skills in the capacity for self-directed learning, creative productive thinking, love of learning, metacognition, as well as developing and maintaining healthy, positive, enriching relationships and appropriate expectations and understanding of self.
To provide a qualitative, differentiated curriculum through in-depth enrichment and extension of core curriculum in order to develop and maintain our student' commitment to the love of learning as a life-long process.
To help students understand themselves, develop social interest and a feeling of belonging in order to assist them in reaching their intellectual potential.
According to the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi (2013), the State of Mississippi defines "Intellectually Gifted Children" and "Gifted Education Programs" as follows:
• "Intellectually Gifted Children" shall mean those children and youth who are found to have an exceptionally high degree of intelligence as documented through the identification process. The needs of those students should be addressed based on the program options provided in the Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs Grades 2-8 in Mississippi. --Defined as stated in the Mississippi Gifted Regulations 2013
• "Gifted Education Programs (GEP)" shall mean special programs of instruction for intellectually gifted children in grades 2-12, academically gifted children in grades 9-12, artistically gifted children in grades 2-12, and/or creatively gifted children in grades 2-12 in the public elementary and secondary schools of this state. Such programs shall be designed to meet the individual needs of gifted children and shall be in addition to and different from the regular program of instruction provided by the district. --Defined as stated in the Mississippi Gifted Regulations 2013.
The purpose of this program is to identify those students who demonstrate unusually high achievement and/or potential for unusually high achievement. Because of their unusual capabilities, they require uniquely qualitatively different educational experiences not usually available in the regular classroom. These uniquely different programs are required to enable gifted students to realize their abilities and potential contributions to self and society. Programming is offered through a pullout resource program. Mississippi regulations require that intellectually gifted students be provided services by a properly endorsed teacher in a resource room for a minimum of five hours per week.
The Mississippi Gifted Education Act requires public school districts to provide gifted education programs for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6. These programs are designed to meet the individual needs of the gifted students and shall be in addition to and different from the regular program of instruction provided by the district. Portions of state law addressing gifted education include Sec 37-23-171 Short title, Sec 37-23-173 Legislative findings and declarations; purpose, Sec 37-23-175 Definitions, Sec 37-23-177 General powers and duties of state board of education, Sec 37-23-179 Promulgation of rules, regulations, guidelines; office for gifted education; implementation of programs of gifted education by local school districts; funding of programs and Sec 37-23-181 Relationship of Secs. 37-23-121 through 37-23-131. Students participating in the Intellectually Gifted Program in grades 2-5