OverviewVillage East Gifted (VEG), celebrating its "13th Year of Academic Excellence", has provided an academically-rigorous and highly-creative curriculum to over 3000 gifted students ages 2-16. Without equivocation, VEG is a "dream destination" for brilliant minds continuously celebrating the differences of its students and their unique ways of thinking. It's a place where every student transforms the program's mission on a daily basis. Through the years, VEG has evolved into a "prototype society for higher learning" helping each of its gifted learners evolve into intellectually-satiated "master of all trades" driven by keen intellect, levity, kindness and a love for the creative process. Its corporate missions are listed below and involve the academic and social/emotional needs of its students as well as fostering the importance of creativity. We strive to make every class, for every student, challenging, enlightening, captivating and hopefully... irresistible.
To provide a comfortable and stimulating learning environment facilitating creativity and intellectual growth.
To present curriculum in all subject areas to help develop new interests and skills.
To utilize teaching strategies that facilitate critical thinking, problem-solving and the importance of using creativity to derive innovative solutions.
To offer a combination of "horizontal" enrichment" and "vertical acceleration" to accommodate the students' needs on many levels.
To endorse the importance of writing proficiency through mastering the rules of proper grammar and syntax.
To adapt its curriculum according to each student's development level and intellectual abilities by the ongoing differentiation of instruction.
To "unveil" the infinite amounts of information gifted students can retain and teach strategies for "unraveling" their ideas onto paper.
To promote the discovery of each student's individual methods of critically examining, formulating and assessing new information.
To propose and implement challenging, open-ended and creative lessons.
To acknowledge that gifted students see the world differently because of their complex minds and unique depth of their emotions.
To encourage positive social interaction with other gifted students who also possess skills and talents that are different from their own.
To foster self-realization and personal growth by challenging each student mentally, academically, artistically, socially and morally.
To discuss and validate the difficulty gifted students often have conforming to the traditional ways of education and social interactions.
To teach students how to analyze and evaluate the opinions of others and judge the merit of new ideas.
To search for and help develop each student's unique talents and interests in any area that excites and motivates them to continue learning.
To help students develop the sensitivity to appropriately integrate this program and its curriculum into their daily lives and future ambitions.