Reach - Profoundly Gifted
The Madison School district provides a self-contained accelerated program for those students who are profoundly gifted known as REACH, Rigorous, Enriched, Accelerated Curriculum for the Highly Gifted.
The REACH program for students in grades 1-4 is located at Madison Heights Elementary and for students in grades 5-8 at Madison No. 1 Middle School.
REACH students receive curriculum two grade levels ahead and may earn one year of High School Foreign Language credit.
This program provides highly gifted students in grades 1-8 the opportunity to function at an academic level that is commensurate with their abilities, while having the opportunity to interact socially with students who have similar interests and academic needs.
Students receive a daily Spanish class, develop a differentiated educational plan (DEP) in an area of interest that is researched and reported on in both oral and written presentations, and take a class field trip such as to Catalina Island Marine Institute, AstroCamp, Pali Institute, etc.
REACH classes are taught by highly qualified appropriately certified gifted teachers in the classroom.
To qualify for REACH, students must score 99% on the COGAT or 139 on the WISC, or 142 on the Stanford Binet plus 80 percentile on the district math and reading assessment.