Mississippi GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Lamar County School District is committed to the motivation and guidance of gifted students through enriched, quality education based on the identification of their strengths, weaknesses, and interest. To fulfill this commitment, the gifted education program is dedicated to utilizing teaching strategies that broaden the students' scope of knowledge while providing independent study skills that enable them to become lifelong learners.
The Lamar County School District serves over 1000 intellectually students in the elementary and middle schools. Students attend EXCEL 1-2 times a week for a combined total of five hours a week. Students usually attend one morning and one afternoon each week or one day per week through what is known as an enrichment resource program. They receive instruction from a teacher certified in gifted education. Units of study or themes that incorporate the aforementioned skills are used to create a stimulating and challenging learning environment. Learning takes place primarily in small groups and independently.