Level of Services Model
Public Schools GEL Program Educators work together with classroom
teachers to meet the needs of its high potential learners through a
variety of services. GEL educational opportunities are provided to
students both in the regular classroom through our cluster model where
differentiation is the foundation of our program and through the
"pull-out" GEL classroom using the level of services model.
Level 1 Services ………..Services for ALL students……..in the regular classroom...
classroom teacher challenges students within the regular classroom and
needs are met through individualized instruction using flexible
grouping, differentiated instruction, challenging academic content and
skill development, as well as extra classroom opportunities, such as
field trips, guest speakers, art adventure, etc…
Level 2 Services ……Services for MANY students….within and outside the regular classroom...
services are often determined by teacher referral, personal or parent
choiceand include enrichment opportunities within and outside of the
school day, such as Junior Great Books, Continental Math League,
Accelerated Reader, Science Fair, Destination Imagination, Lego League,
Math Masters, Spelling Bee, Creativity Festival, Author’s Fair, book
Level 3 Services…………………….Services for SOME students…….. outside the regular classroom
services are designed to meet the need for extra challenge and enhanced
learning. Students with these needs are eligible based on multiple
criteria. Students are generally served in groups with those of similar
ability. These services include GEL pull-out classes, cluster classrooms
(in some schools) grades 3-5 (daily opportunity), enrichment math
and/or literacy groups, math acceleration at the middle school level,
advanced placement and/or honors classes.
pull-out classes are in all schools and focus on critical and creative
thinking, service learning, emotional needs of gifted learners, higher
level problem solving and research. Each building focuses on various
topics for in-depth study, with some focus on student interest.
Level 4 Services……………… Services for a FEW students……… forms of individualized instruction.
services are for those whose academic needs are significantly different
from their peers and need individualized instruction through things
like: early entrance option (kindergarten), single subject grade
acceleration, grade acceleration, mentorships, etc…