The Advanced Academic Services Department recognizes that students who possess exceptional gifts and talents should be granted the direction, time, encouragement, and resources to maximize their potential, whether it be in the area in intellect, specific academics, creativity, art, music, drama, or leadership. Administrators, teachers, counselors and facilitators will work with parents, students, and the community to identify gifted and talented students from all backgrounds. ECISD will offer these students a continuum of services to meet the needs of highly able learners and to maximize student achievement.
The Elementary Scholars in Progress (SIP) program is designed to stretch the gifted and talented students' thinking skills.
Through the use of an interdisciplinary curriculum, the SIP students are challenged to develop their own questions and problem-solving techniques.
These young apprentice scholars learn to look at new concepts through the eyes of disciplinarians and scholars of the ages as they ponder generalizations and unanswered questions. They seek to understand the rules, edthical issues, trends, patterns and specific language used by various experts.
As the students learn to thirst for knowledge, they begin to set goeals that help them excercise the intellects.
Our SIP students are encouraged to pursue independent projects through research and civic endeavors.