DEPTH Program

For students in grades 3-5 who meet the LCS gifted eligibility requirements, gifted services are offered in each elementary school through the DEPTH program. DEPTH stands for Developing Expanded Perspectives through Higher-level Thinking. Students who meet the LCS gifted qualifications and remain at their base school are eligible to participate in this program. The primary goal of DEPTH is to provide at least 45 minutes of problem solving, critical/creative thinking, and inquiry-based learning opportunities each week. The three gifted resource teachers accomplish this goal using a small group pull-out model. They also facilitate the use of rigor and differentiation in advanced classes to challenge each student. Lastly, parents and students are provided with a website, Symbaloo, which includes various games and activities to reinforce higher-level thinking skills at home.