The U.S. Department of Education defines ‘gifted students’ as “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.”
At Calvert Education, we believe that every child has outstanding talent and the potential to excel, whether it’s in all subjects or just a few areas of study. Many parents of advanced learners contact us after they’ve had an unsatisfactory experience in a classroom setting. Public school funding cuts often include budget cuts to programs for gifted and talented students, leaving advanced learners in classrooms where they’re not working to their full potential. We have the solution.
Work at Your Child’s Pace – Homeschool students do not have to keep up with -or be held back by- other students in the classroom. They can work at their ideal pace. This allows students to work ahead in their areas of strength and cover materials that challenge them.
Customized Placement – Many advanced and gifted learners don’t perform well with a “one size fits all” education. Most students will show advanced skills in specific subject areas, may be on grade level for other subjects, and may even display difficulties in some skills and subjects. Homeschooling allows you to work with your child at the level that suits him or her best for each subject area.
In-Depth Exploration – Does your child have a strong interest in Ancient Greece? Does he enjoy working on difficult Algebra problems or find physics fascinating? Challenge him! Homeschooling allows students to explore topics to a greater degree than in the school classroom where a teacher must move on to another topic. If your child has a specific interest, take some additional time and allow him to delve into that area of interest. Calvert’s Education Counselors would be happy to provide some additional reading topics and suggestion to help you encourage your child’s study.
Eliminate Boredom – Often times, children who are not challenged in the school setting become bored. Unfortunately this can lead to acting out and behavior issues. Keep your child on her toes with Calvert’s rigorous curriculum, engaging hands-on activities, and online resources.
“I was thrilled with the literature and poetry studies and the science program. I thought it was a very strong academic program and the public school teachers who evaluated it said it was equivalent to a gifted program here (Florida).”
“With Calvert, our daughter’s interests in learning and moving through the materials at her own pace has been fully met! Moreover, she’s being challenged to think, write, and produce work at a much higher level than what’s required in the public school system. That’s exactly what she needs, and exactly what we want for her.”