Quest, the WISD gifted and talented program, identifies and serves gifted students in grades kindergarten through twelve. The district program provides a differentiated curriculum in the four core academic areas to meet the needs of the gifted learner. Students engage in a variety of activities in all four (4) core content areas: language arts, science, social studies and mathematics with an emphasis on project and research based learning experiences. Students are provided a learning environment where depth and complexity are the focus in both individual and group settings.
The goals of the program are:
- Modify the depth, complexity, and pacing of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of gifted students
- Provide a learning continuum to reinforce the strengths, needs, and interests of gifted students
- Encourage community and family participation in the gifted program
- Provide enhanced learning experiences allowing gifted students to develop innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age