Gadsden City Enrichment Program
Gadsden City Schools Enrichment Program was developed to meet the needs of a diverse student population and to provide enrichment services to those students exhibiting high learning potential in each individual school in the system regardless of school achievement levels or ethnic representation. The matrix used in determination is an adapted version of the state recommended matrix. Equitable services are provided through a pull-out program in grades 3-5. Services are equitable in ethnic representation, time and quality provided to students from each school. Students are provided weekly services to include differentiated instruction and activities that provide opportunities for expanding creativity, development of higher order thinking skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
One certified gifted specialist and a certified aide provide services for the eight elementary schools in the system. The certified gifted specialist plans, teaches and facilitates the learning environment for all of the schools with assistance from the certified aide. Additional instructional support for the enrichment program may be provided by school technology specialist, media specialist and Gadsden State Community College. Services are provided at the Creative Thinking Center located adjacent to Eura Brown Elementary School. All qualifying students in grades 3 – 5 from each of the eight elementary schools are brought to the Creative Thinking Center on their designated day each week.