Mosaica School Design
Gifted and Talented
At TPAAK, every child is gifted. We believe that Mosaica’s curriculum is engaging for most students who otherwise would be categorized as gifted in the public schools. If a student shows exceptional needs, those needs will be addressed through the Personalized Student Achievement Plan (PSAP) developed by the teacher and parent. PSAPs target individual skills within each discipline using computer software that assesses individual skills within each discipline. Each plan develops a tutorial path particularly designed to target areas of vulnerability while challenging the student in his/her area of strength.
The depth and breadth of knowledge that is delivered through Paragon surpasses that of most gifted programs and private prep programs. In a sense, we use what would be a gifted program in the public schools, added more enriching materials, and deliver it as part of the regular education program.
Although not a separate class offering, art is an integral tool in the delivery of the Paragon Curriculum. Students construct their own understanding of daily learning objectives through a variety of activities that utilize fine arts, visual arts, and performance art. Extensions are built into every Paragon lesson to provide additional learning opportunities for accelerated and highly motivated students. Moreover, teachers will send home a letter to parents at the beginning of each new Paragon unit, with suggestions for parents to reinforce and build upon the content at home.