Cottonwood Creek’s gifted/talented program is designed for qualified 4th and 5th graders who demonstrate a need for advanced and accelerated curriculum in language arts and/or math. The program is very rigorous, with curriculum and materials that are one to two years above grade level. Students cover content at a quick pace, and do in-depth projects and extensions throughout the school year. Students that participate in the classes consist of identified GT students, as well as high ability students who demonstrate a need for academic rigor.
Students who are successful in Cottonwood’s GT program show a strong desire to go “above and beyond” in their work. They need to exhibit determination and motivation to perform at a very high level on a daily basis. Successful students are efficient in their use of time, are organized, and are committed to excellence. Doing their “personal best” is a constant goal.