St. Joseph’s School believes that all children require and deserve opportunities to realize their intellectual potential according to their individual abilities and needs. Students who are high achievers, creative thinkers and/or gifted learners, benefit from enriching and challenging activities and opportunities.
Classroom teachers utilize differentiation of instruction, flexible grouping, opportunities for advanced or challenging projects, supplemental materials and outside resources to meet the needs of their high potential students.
Besides classroom accommodations, high potential students may be invited to participate in the "Aim High" program. Meeting in small learning groups, students are given opportunities to interact with students of similar abilities as they delve into questions, subjects and topics in greater depth.
The Aim High program promotes an environment that is sensitive to individual interests and social and emotional needs. Challenge activities are offered in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additional themes may be taken from current events, the seasons, diverse cultures, the legal field, and banking / finance to name a few.