Bring out the best in your gifted child with our Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE) program! This program serves students in Grades 7-9 at our site.
Is your child intellectually gifted? Are you seeking a more challenging learning environment for him/her? ACE enables gifted students to achieve excellence by providing differentiated instruction and strategies to support their intellectual, social and emotional growth. This program is suitable for students who demonstrate characteristics associated with being gifted, such as superior intellectual achievement, high motivation and interest in learning, verbal proficiency, strong problem-solving ability, logical thinking and creativity, and who would benefit from a supportive learning environment. This program offers unique learning opportunities that will challenge students and feed their curiosity and passion for knowledge and growth.
Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE) might be right for your child if he/she:
- seems disinterested in regular classwork;
- may finish assignments ahead of classmates;
- is looking for leadership opportunities at school;
- demonstrates high motivation, strong problem-solving ability, logical thinking and creativity;
- has very specific areas of interest, which sometimes interferes with schoolwork and/or peer relationships; or
- is interested in pursuing Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes in high school.
Our ACE program offers an enriched curriculum to help keep your gifted child engaged and motivated to reach further. ACE encourages students to:
- follow their interests;
- learn at their own pace;
- work with like-minded peers;
- use a variety of resources to conduct research; and
- learn creatively.
The program offers unique learning opportunities that challenge your children and feed their curiosity and passion for knowledge and growth.
ACE is offered at Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Grades 4-6) and Hillgrove (Grades 7-9). The majority of ACE students then enter academic programs in high school – either International Baccalaureate at Bellerose, or Advanced Placement at Paul Kane.