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Educational Options: Ability Grouping
, Educational Options: Day Schools
||Washoe County School District - School Within A School (SWAS) (NV)
||The Washoe County School District's Gifted and Talented School Within a School (SWAS) program is for students in grades 3-6 who are identified as highly gifted (possessing a full-scale IQ score in the 99.5th percentile). It is located at three magnet sites within the district and provides a self-contained classroom environment, helping to meet the needs of these students in lieu of their regular classroom placement.
Curriculum is rigorous and differentiated, employing instructional techniques such as acceleration and compacting, to meet the needs of these extraordinary learners. It is project-based, encourages autonomous learning, includes higher level thinking skills, problem-solving, and investigative techniques, and offers additional enrichment.
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