This survey was created and conducted by the Blue Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education (BVPAGE), a parent support group in Johnson County, Kansas. The survey was conducted from July 2016 through January 1, 2017 and consisted mostly of respondents from the Blue Valley school district. The intention was to gather information, experiences, considerations, advantages, and disadvantages of whole grade or single subject acceleration. Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Presentation Notes.
FlexSchool is a day school for gifted and twice exceptional (2e) middle and high school students. With two campuses, one in New Jersey and another in New Haven, Connecticut, FlexSchool provides a high-quality, flexible, individualized educational experience for divergent thinkers in middle school, high school and post-graduate year. The school provides one-on-one courses for those students who want to be a part of a school, yet need individual attention in some or all of their courses. The faculty focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning; a “toolbox” concept emphasizing how to learn rather than an “encyclopedia” concept emphasizing specific material (though all core bases are covered in depth). Block scheduling promotes in-depth discussions and extensive experiments. For students in one-on-one courses, the depth and flexibility of the teaching staff enables students to customize their schedules.