About the Gifted Academy
Students must participate in eligibility testing in order to attend the Auburn Gifted Academy. The Gifted Academy defines itself by the core subjects taken by students. The smaller learning community consists of teachers in five core subject areas, English, Mathematics, Science, History and the Social Sciences. Gifted students take a four-year sequence of core courses that prepares them to be competitive at any college or university of their choice.
Mirroring the intense, multifaceted, and nonconformist nature of giftedness, the Gifted Academy sets forth a qualitatively differentiated instructional program in content compacted and extended, in teaching strategies of exposition and inquiry, in assessment balancing logical critique and open-ended creativity. Intellectual development is promoted through planned activities, which include critical thinking skills, as well as skills that develop the capacity for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. It is designed for academically talented, highly motivated students who intend to pursue the most rigorous, challenging educational programs beyond high school.
Gifted Academy Freshman
It is recommended that students with room in their schedule register for College & Career Readiness. This course is designed to help students learn more about each academy and solidify their pathway decision. Students in the Gifted academy may also choose courses from any of the High School Academies and the pathways that are offered.
Electives may be chosen from Gifted courses or any other elective offerings at Auburn High School. This is the typical sequence of courses for a Gifted Academy student; however, there are many options for substitutions.