• Gifted and Talented Courses

    Forsyth County high schools use a variety of models for direct and indirect instruction of our gifted students.  The collaborative and advance content models meet the needs of gifted and talented students within the classroom.

    Specific courses may also be offered when needed:

    Horizons Seminar (Directed Study I) • Grades 9-10
    See gifted coordinator for details

    Horizons Seminar is an elective seminar class for identified gifted students. This class is designed to provide in-depth cross-curricular study of broad-based themes. Students will conduct in-depth research on chosen topics. The class will also focus on seminar discussions of philosophy, literature, science, math, psychology, and history. Horizons Seminar is designed for self-motivated and self-disciplined gifted students.

    Directed Study II • Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Horizons Seminar

    Directed Study II is an elective resource class for identified gifted students. It is an independent study class where students conduct in-depth research on chosen topics. After independently researching the topic, the student will compile a final paper and create visual aids such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, etc. The students will conclude their research project with a formal presentation of their findings. Directed Study II is designed for self-motivated and self-disciplined gifted students.

    Independent Research Class
    Requires panel approval - see gifted coordinator for details

    Student develops course requirements and presents to evaluation board (gifted administrator, 2-3 gifted teachers) for approval into the class.  Class size 5-6 students per semester.

    Gifted Mentor Internship • Grades 9-12

    A gifted student works with a mentor to explore a profession of interest.  The gifted education specialist maintains close contact with both the participating student(s) and the selected mentor(s) to ensure acceptable progress toward the student’s individual learning goals.

    Course availability is contingent upon student requests and personnel.