This program is offered under the state department guidelines for gifted and alternative programs. Students must meet the eligibility requirements by scoring at the 96th percentile on achievement test and by scoring at the 95th percentile on the WISC-IV individual intelligent test. This program is designed to provide a new and challenging learning experience that is not ordinarily included in the regular classroom. It provides the format for gifted students to come together to challenge each other and to encounter other students with similar skills and talents. The special emphasis will be placed on PSAT and PLAN test taking, literature study, and higher order thinking skills. (One-half credit, one-semester elective offered to freshmen and sophomores who qualify for the gifted program.)