Level of Services Model

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Level of Services Model

Farmington 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...

The 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...

These 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 clubs, etc…


Level 3 Services…………………….Services for
SOME students……..  outside the regular classroom

These 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.

GEL 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.

These 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…