•                                                                                             A.C.E.

    Course Description

    The gifted courses will focus on developing cognitive learning, research and reference, and metacognitive skills at each grade level while using principles of differentiation.

    Instructional Philosophy

    The A.C.E. Program guarantees high academic achievement for all. The program ensures communication, and collaboration within the community; while providing a safe, orderly, and healthy learning environment. 

    Major Course Goal

    The overall goal of the gifted program is to provide each student with a minimum of five segments each week. Under this program, every identified gifted student will receive services that are in accordance with the GaDOE requirements.


    Major Course Projects & Instructional Activities

    1st grade:

    ·         Uniquely Me

    ·         Cinderella

    ·         I’m Somebody Special

    ·         Light and Sound

    ·         Secret Formulas

    ·         Genius Hour

    3rd grade:

    ·         Nervous System  

    ·         Fable and Proverbs

    ·         Cartooning

    ·         Problem Solving

    ·         Genius Hour


    2nd grade:

    ·         Poetry

    ·         Puppetry

    ·         Skeletal System

    ·         Brown Bagging’ It

    ·         Genius Hour

    4th grade:

    ·         Greek Mythology

    ·         Theatre

    ·         Forensics

    ·         Creative Writing

    ·         Genius Hour

    5th grade:

    ·         Architecture

    ·         Electricity

    ·         Salt Marsh Ecosystem

    ·         Binary Numbers

    ·         Genius Hour



    Course Assessment Plan

    The gifted students are given a pre-test before each unit and posttest after completion of the unit. SLO’s (Student Learning Objectives) are also administered to designated grade levels at the beginning and end of the year.

    Classroom Expectations

    The gifted students are to follow the rules set forth in the RCBOE student handbook. The students are also expected to follow all rules from their designated school and by the gifted teacher. The students are to complete all gifted work within the classroom and are responsible for all assignments from their grade level teacher(s).

    Supplies and Materials Needed:

    • Composition Book or One-1” Binder
    • Tab Dividers
    • 1 Pack of Notebook paper
    • 1 Pack of copy paper (wish list)

    Homework Policy & Grading Scale

    Homework is not a requirement for the A.C.E. Program. Students are not given a numerical grade for the report card, but their grade is derived from the completion of all course projects and classroom activities; performance task rubrics are utilized in all grade levels. The students' continued placement in the gifted program is based on their performance reports each year at meeting and/or exceeding the expectations. Gifted progress reports are distributed during the Fall and Spring of the year.


    I can be reached at the following:

    Gifted Teacher Name: Rachel Burison

    Email: burisra@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us