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    Mr. de Jong
    Gifted Coordinator

    SHMS Gifted Education
     SHMS Gifted
    Strath Haven Middle School educators understand the important roles we play in the educational experience of our gifted learners. It is our job to provide these students with an experience that will prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally to be the next wave of creative problem solvers, producers of knowledge, and leaders in their chosen fields. To accomplish this, we must take a holistic approach, one in which we don't just focus on content acquisition, but provide opportunities to develop character traits such as perseverance, curiosity, determination, and will power. Whether it be in-class enrichment or extension opportunities, role plays in our enrichment seminars, field trips to Swarthmore College, or participation in Science Olympiad, SHMS gifted students are provided opportunities to develop the skills that they will need to be successful, no matter what path they choose.