• AIM Information

     

     
     
     
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    Inquisitive Minds
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    We believe education for gifted students must constantly challenge students in order to develop their potential to become exceptional contributors to society.

    Welcome to the Allen ISD Gifted and Talented AIM program! We will be “Activating Inquisitive Minds” during the 2018-2019 school year by engaging our students with curriculum opportunities designed to maximize their growth and potential for life-long successes as a gifted learner.
     
    Our thinking processes will include critical thinking, creative thinking, inductive/deductive reasoning, social skills, spatial relationships, research, and communication skills.

    The AIM program provides a homogeneous grouping of identified elementary (K-6) gifted and talented students that is designed to maximize their potential through in-depth and complex exploration of interdisciplinary studies that both extend and enrich the regular classroom. AIM is a pull-out program where students are clustered in a classroom with a gifted and talented specialist teacher. Our AIM curriculum serves to integrate Language Arts/ Social Studies and Science/ Math through a rigorous, relevant, and enriched extension of the regular classroom.

    Our district -wide "AIM" curriculum, adopted from The Center of Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, implements the following:
      
    Social Studies and Language Arts:
    Grades 1 and 2: Ancient China / Egypt (alternating years)
    Grade 3: Ancient Greece
    Grade 4: The Texas Performance Standards Project
    Grade 5: A House Divided: The Civil War
    Grade 6: The 1920’s and 1930's in America
     
    Science and Math Focus:
    Critical and Creative Problem Solving
    Logic Building and Logical Thinking Skills
    Higher Level Math Concepts
    Equation Building
     
    The Allen ISD “AIM” Gifted and Talented program is designed to be an enriched academic extension of the classroom where gifted students are provided with exciting opportunities to learn, discover, and make real world connections with other gifted and talented students.