Ruffner Academy's Young Scholars Program is a multi-level program in middle school designed for gifted learners identified in the area of general intellectual. The program provides academically challenging and rigorous lessons incorporating the Seven Domains of Scholarship: knowledge & understanding, critical & creative thinking, scholarly preparation, intellectual disposition, relationships & collaboration, personal & ethical behavior, and autonomous learning. The program is designed for students to enter in the sixth grade and continue until the end of eighth grade.
The Young Scholars Program is committed to provide challenging learning experiences for gifted learners through differentiated instruction, acceleration, and flexible ability grouping. Students are given the opportunity to further develop cognitive abilities, emotional and social skills, concepts, and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.
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