Are Charter Elementary Schools Good for Gifted Children?

All schools need to provide a safe and effective learning space to meet each individual student’s needs. Unfortunately, public schools are restricted by state mandates, budget constraints and other regulatory issues. This is not the case for AmeriSchools Academy, a charter elementary school that offers several benefits to a gifted child that would not be available through a traditional public school curriculum and environment.

At AmeriSchools Academy, students at every level, including gifted children, can flourish.

Gifted Children

According to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), gifted children are defined as “individuals who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains.” These domains include, but are not limited to, mathematics, language, music, art, dance and sports.

Unfortunately, in many state regulated public schools, gifted children are not identified. The NAGC reports that most states have established their own definition of a gifted child. In fact, many states don’t even require districts to identify gifted children by the state definition.

Benefits for Gifted Children

A charter elementary school offers several benefits to gifted children that a public school usually does not. At AmeriSchools Academy, we are not bound by the restrictions and curriculum regulations that public schools must adhere to in order to satisfy state requirements. We offer curriculum flexibility as well as immersive learning—both of which, benefit gifted children.

Flexible Curriculum: Gifted children thrive in a non-traditional learning environment. A charter elementary school doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all educational approach. At AmeriSchools Academy, we focus on each individual, nurturing and tailoring the curriculum to fit the student’s needs.

Dynamic Teaching Styles: Different teaching styles, timelines, and extra-curricular programs offered exclusively through the charter school can help a gifted child enjoy the learning process while maintaining enthusiasm about continuing education.
Smaller Classes. The average elementary school class has approximately 21 kids and one teacher. A gifted child in a classroom of that size can feel isolated. Gifted children have the ability to grasp ideas quickly and finish their assignments long before the rest of the class catches up with more in-depth instruction.

AmeriSchools Academy offers smaller class sizes that allow teachers to provide more one-on-one interaction, while offering a specialized curriculum that will challenge and motivate them to learn.

Contact us today to discover how the unique programs at AmeriSchools Academy can benefit your gifted child.

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