This course is offered under the State Department guidelines for gifted and alternative programs. Students must meet eligibility requirements by scoring at the 96th percentile on an achievement test and by scoring at the 95th percentile on the WISC-IV individual intelligence test. This program is designed to provide new and challenging learning experiences that are not ordinarily included in the regular classroom curriculum. It provides the format for gifted students to come together to challenge each other and to encounter other students with similar skills and talents. Qualified juniors may choose to take this course as an elective. Special emphasis will be placed on PSAT and ACT preparation, career study, preliminary choice of colleges, summer enrichment programs, and logical thinking. Group guidance activities will provide support for social and emotional needs as well as developing skills for self-management. (One-half credit, one-semester elective offered to juniors who qualify for the gifted program.)