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Welcome to the Glenforest Gifted Program site. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students both new and returning!

The 2012-2013 school year is going to be yet another exciting opportunity for our students to reach their academic goals and pursue their dreams.

Here at Glenforest, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is continually refined. The
program reflects teaching strategies that work best in educating gifted students. We continually work together as a staff and student team.

We strive to provide our gifted students the time and space they need to accomplish
significant, meaningful work in an environment that supports individuality and personal growth. In compliance with Ministry mandates and through continuous collaborative communication with gifted program teachers, the Glenforest special education department ensures that the gifted students are provided with opportunities to advance their critical thinking skills and their learning experience is differentiated and appropriately challenging.


WHAT IS THE GIFTED PROGRAM?
As a designated regional centre for the education of gifted students, Glenforest Secondary School offers a full range of enhanced curriculum from Grade 9 to the Grade 12 level. Glenforest provides gifted students with carefully crafted programs, taught by teachers who understand the needs of the gifted student. Your child will also benefit from working alongside other gifted students who share their interests and abilities.

The gifted students at Glenforest have access to a broad range of leadership opportunities and innovative programs within a progressive, eco-friendly school. Students can also enjoy the fullness of student life at Glenforest, including a strong intramural sports program, the school newspaper and yearbook and an active social calendar.

In addition, Glenforest takes a proactive role in connecting its students to the wider community through volunteer service, guest speakers, relevant workshops, networking and career research and opportunities to include real-world experience in their skill sets.


REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE
Glenforest�s excellent academic standing is widely recognized. Students regularly win competitions, scholarships and university placements at Canadian universities and international universities.

CAREER RESEARCH
Glenforest provides enhanced students with differentiated instruction, taught by teachers who understand the needs of gifted students. Glenforest helps gifted students to research potential careers through one-on-one counselling, guest speakers and specialized workshops.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
To enhance scholarship applications and university placement, the gifted student today must strengthen their ties to the community. Glenforest's Enhanced Program brings students together with community organizations to provide real-world experiences and leadership opportunities.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The gifted student at Glenforest can take full advantage of the wide range of extra-curricular activities and leadership opportunities within the school, connections with the community, and post-secondary institutions.

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING
After-School Credit Courses specially designed for the enhanced student.
Leadership Programs - to help students develop a variety of business, leadership, journalistic and communications skills.

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
"Glenforest's attention to these students earns it the "triple S" � Safe, Solid, and Superb. Thank you for all you do."
Kate Dickson.

"The enhanced program offers a stimulating learning environment where students are challenged, not only by teachers who understand them but also by working with students who have similar abilities."
Sandy Skeldon

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
"lateral thinking and learning is encouraged"
"supportive teachers teach at a higher level as opposed to a school that just
isolates superior students" 
"learn in greater depth, flexibly, with freedom and independence"
"allows me to work to my potential and provides a great foundation for
university" 
"provides an advantage for post secondary programs, scholarships and
honours"
 
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