Gifted and Talented
Manhattan Middle School is dedicated to providing a superior program for gifted and talented students. Our vibrant, creative, and highly committed staff establishes an environment of expected academic achievement where all students are valued and diversity is embraced. The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the GT student’s Advanced Learning Plan, (ALP). Classroom differentiation as well as flexible, accelerated learning is Manhattan’s best approach to programming for gifted students. Accelerated math classes are offered 6th through 8th grade and advanced language arts classes are offered to 7th and 8th grade students.
Manhattan is a GT Lab School. BVSD created Gt Lab Schools in order to build capacity and replicable models that address the particular academic and social-emotional needs of GT students. Affective support is offered through GT Lunch groups. GT Seminar is available for students who wish to participate in a guided, independent study of their choosing. This allows students a chance to study in-depth, an area of personal interest. GT seminar also supports students with group projects, activities and lively discussions if an independent study is not of interest.
BVSD Sponsored Enrichment Activities:
Manhattan’s GT Advisor is Holly Taylor. Holly Taylor comes to Manhattan with a rich background of working with GT students as well as a wealth of education in the area of Gifted and Talented Education. Holly is the primary advocate for students, communications, and program advising at Manhattan Middle School.