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Student Services

As a Leader in Me school, we center our programming around the idea that  
“everyone has genius.”
At CHA, we have a continuum of support and enrichment opportunities to provide students with demonstrated need for gifted resources. Teachers integrate strategies which engage gifted students in the classroom.   

The National Association of Gifted Children’s definition of giftedness is as follows:

Students with gifts and talents perform - or have the capability to perform - at higher levels compared to others of the same age, experience, and environment in one or more domains. They require modification(s) to their educational experience(s) to learn and realize their potential. Student with gifts and talents:

  • Come from all racial, ethnic, and cultural populations, as well as all economic strata.
  • Require sufficient access to appropriate learning opportunities to realize their potential.
  • Can have learning and processing disorders that require specialized intervention and accommodation.
  • Need support and guidance to develop socially and emotionally as well as in their areas of talent.
  • Require varied services based on their changing needs.

Gifted Resource 

Who participates?  

Gifted Strategy  

Voice Groups 

All CHA students 

Interest-Based Learning 


All CHA students 

Curriculum Compacting  

Social-Emotional Learning through Leader in Me 

All CHA Students 

Affective/Leadership Competency Development 

Low floor, high ceiling math tasks 

All CHA students 


Math Extension Curriculum 

All CHA students 


Project-Based Learning opportunities, such as: Goods & Services Market, engineering projects, Invention Convention, First Nations Museum, and Wax Museum 

All CHA students 

Project-Based Learning 

+1 English Language Arts Curriculum 

First through fifth-grade students 


+1 Math Curriculum 

Eligible CHA Students  


"Our child has been at this school for the last 5 years and we couldn't have been happier. The school offers a good fit for what we are looking for: kind and caring teachers, differentiated academic curriculum, and all the extras (arts, library, P.E./ski program, Spanish, music, and technology). Before/after school program is the icing on the cake for working parents."