Village East Gifted holds enrichment classes after-school, evenings, over school vacations, weekends and throughout the summer. There are two semesters per academic year and a summer program offering enrichment topics and special courses. The school year sessions begin in September and end in June. The summer program runs from July through September. All age groupings (classes) run for two-three hours once a week with optional writing workshops following every class. Class-size and schedule permitting, two classes per semester can be "made up" by attending another same age grouping during the same semester.
After-School Enrichment ProgramVillage East Gifted implements a challenging, writing-based, continuous, after-school, weekend and daytime enrichment curriculum for gifted and talented students ages 2-16. All VEG students are encouraged to integrate the Village East Gifted Core Writing Curriculum into their schoolwork outside the program. This curriculum component is continuous and is incorporated into every lesson.
Gifted Pre-K-Kindergarten ProgramThe Gifted Pre-K-Kindergarten is an intellectually and creatively rigorous program that is "100% Academic". Students can attend up to five half days a week; each day consisting of three hours of instruction. Through the utilization of the Phillips RBM Approach®, an accelerated gifted curriculum is presented covering all academic subjects.
Village East Gifted begins teaching its gifted learners as early as two years of age when learning comes easily and new knowledge is seldom forgotten. Through VEG's unique dialectical practices, our students learn to write and verbally articulate their complex thoughts before they have even mastered the written word. VEG teaches its students and their families to "never underestimate the abilities of gifted children". All new lessons for ages 6 and up are introduced at the middle school level to determine our kindergartener's highest point of comprehension. Utilizing the Phillips RBM Approach®, our gifted learners are continuously refreshed, engaged, academically challenged and forever "entertained" by the unique "competition-style" of the classes. Though we provide ample seating, most of our students rarely sit down. There are wheels to spin, points to be earned and unique, strategic games in which to participate. There is always a sense of 'academic spontaneity' in the air… yet, our feet are firmly on the ground."
VEG lessons have "no walls" to help broaden the consciousness of each student. All program participants quickly evolve into 'academically satisfied' learners knowing that their questions have been answered, unique insights have been recognized and the complexity of their thought processes have been validated. Village East Gifted educators are "highly-seasoned" professionals with over twenty years of teaching experience. They were 'sought out' and chosen to join the VEG staff because they were or are the "best teachers" in their districts. Yet, after decades of mastering their educational methodologies, our teachers were open to being extensively trained in the Phillips RBM Approach®. This unique teaching model "releases" them from the parochial style of instruction eliciting an in-depth analysis of new curriculum concepts, professional self-discovery, spontaneously differentiated lessons and the sharing of their individual areas of expertise about which they're most passionate.
Continuous Core CurriculumVillage East Gifted utilizes its Phillips RBM Approach to introduce new curriculum while continuously implementing the follow curriculum units: Latin, World Geography, Global History, Creative Writing, Advanced Grammar/Syntax, Essay Writing and Editing, Digital Microbiology, Living Science, Earth Science, Molecular Biology, Cyber-Research Methodologies, Anatomy/Pre-Med Ed, Honors and AP Mathematics, Public Speaking, AP Study Skills, Computer Programming, Creative Problem-Solving Lateral Thinking Activities and American Sign Language.
Early Accelerated Academics for Ages 2-3/Grades Nursery through First Grade (N-1)Village East Gifted believes that enrichment should begin as soon as gifted children can speak and listen. These classes consist of students who are pre-readers as well as those who can read small chapter books. The following curriculum is taught verbally to ages 5 and up: Global History, Geography, Reading Comprehension, Etymology, Latin, Grammar, Editing, SAT Vocabulary Enrichment, American Sign Language, Mastering the Digital Microscope, Counting Currency, Telling Time, Decoding words, Microbiology, Living Science, Earth Science, Geometry, Word Processing, Computer Graphics, Emerging Creative Writing Skills and Public Speaking.
Village East Gifted Continuous Writing CurriculumThrough VEG's innovative, "Dialectical Practices", students are first taught the "Rites of Writing" which includes the thorough implementation of VEG's grammar curriculum that "subliminally" teaches proper grammar, punctuation, accurate word usage, syntax, spelling, organizational strategies and a comprehensive editing component. Approximately 175 rules for usage and methods of grammar, punctuation, and syntax are covered.
Once the students have mastered the VEG grammar curriculum, new topics are introduced to "unravel"" and organize the gifted students' innovative ideas, concepts and newly-learned facts. Strategies are taught to help the students create sequential written reports, oral presentations, reflective essays, news articles and short stories. An in-depth, detailed analyses of effective literary methodologies are reinforced helping the students to create perfect sentences.
Additional CurriculumThe courses below are additional curriculum components that are offered throughout the year in grades 3-12:
» Advanced Essay Writing» Advanced Linguistics» Advanced Vocabulary Enrichment» Anatomy and Physiology» Animal Studies» Applied Geometry» Archeological Studies» Architecture» Building& Model-Making» Braille Transcription» Business & Entrepreneurship» SAT & College Preparatory Studies» College Essays 101» Communication Alternatives» Community Awareness» Complex Grammar/Syntax Applications» Computer Art and Graphic Design» Corporate Decision Making» Creative Cognitive Imaging» Creative Writing» Critical Thinking and Problem-Analysis» Debate and Argumentation» Earth Science» Economics» Environmental Studies» Effective Reasoning» European Art & Architecture» Existentialism & Metaphysics» Factual Game Creations» Fame & Misfortune» Famous Philosophers» Forensics/CSI» Gems & Jewels» Graphic Art and Design» Hands-On Statistics» History of Cinema» Infamous World Events» Innovative Problem-Solving» Integrated Mathematics» International Studies» Journalism» Latin and Greek Word Roots» Law & Mock Trials» Legendary Short Stories» Literary Analysis & Reflections» Living Science» Writing Lyrics & Poetry» Mac Music & Graphic Designs» Marine Biology» Mathematical Problem-Solving» Math & Structural Design» Medical Studies» Morality and Values» Multi-Media Presentations» Musical Story Tellers» National Academic Competitions» Odyssey of the Mind Competition» Paleontology» Performing Arts» Personal Interests Workshops» Political Science» Power of Healing» Power-Point Presentations» Renowned Artists» Research, Reports and Study Secrets» Scientific Mysteries» Spatial Estimation & Design» Studio Art: Mixed Media» Tactile Map Making» The Art of Culinary Design» The Art of Marketing» Understanding the Brain» Unpredictable Acts of Nature» Underwater Archeology
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