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GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
In order to address the unique needs of gifted students, the Gifted Program offers two distinctly different program options: (1) an academic program and (2) an enrichment pull-out program called KEEP (Keeping Education Exciting and Productive) in three centers across the parish. Through the IEP process, a decision is made regarding a student’s placement in either the academically accelerated classes for grades preschool through twelve or the enrichment classes for grades one through eight. Instructional activities in both programs enhance not only the intellectual functioning of the gifted students, but also their creativity, leadership abilities, and self-concept. Additionally, both programs provide gifted students the opportunity to relate cognitively and affectively with their intellectual peers.

GRADUATE EXIT EXAM (GEE 21) PREPARATION
Students eligible to take the GEE are offered GEE preparation sessions. The sessions are held either before, during, or after school or on Saturdays, prior to the administration of the test.

GRADUATE EXIT EXAM (GEE/GEE 21) REMEDIATION
In high school, students who need remediation to pass one or more components of the GEE may enroll in tutoring sessions before or after school or take a course for remediation.

GO, GROW, AND GLOW
This nutrition education program is geared to children in the primary grades. The program coordinates cafeteria and classroom activities that teach nutrition and promote opportunities for children to make healthy food choices. As a result, students are consuming diets that promote the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) dietary guidelines of increased fiber and decreased sugar, salt, and fat. This program was designated as the most outstanding program of its kind by the Society for Nutrition Education in 1990.

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