WHAT IS HORIZONS?
Horizons is the name given to the county program that serves the gifted and talented student population. Students, grades K-12, in Forsyth County Schools who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic, creative, and/or artistic ability are provided with special instructional services by the gifted program.
PHILOSOPHY: It is the belief of the Forsyth County Schools that all students have the right to develop their talents and abilities to the fullest. Embodied in this belief is the commitment to gifted and talented students who possess learning characteristics and needs that differ from those of their chronological peers. The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including a curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity.
Eligibility criteria for placement in this program are set by the Georgia State Board of Education. http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_iap_gifted.aspx
Gifted students in each grade level are served by a gifted program teacher:
It is the goal of the gifted program teachers to guide our students to reach his/her maximum potential. Our program is designed to extend and enrich the regular classroom curriculum, providing a multitude of opprortunities to develop and refine intellectual strengths and creative exceptionalities. Our foundation is the nine gifted learner standards (Forsyth County), the quality core curriculum, and the Georgia Performance standards.
Bright Child or Gifted Learner? http://pages.framingham.k12.ma.us/sage/brightchild.htm