Gifted Young Scholars Academy (GYSA)

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School

The Gifted Young Scholars’ Academy at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School provides a comprehensive and rigorous interdisciplinary educational opportunity for dually identified gifted students in grades 6-8. This advanced instructional program is designed around the cognitive characteristics and learning styles of gifted children, providing an integrated curriculum incorporating focused reflection, interaction and discussion.

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Course of Study

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 6

  • GYSA English 6
  • GYSA U.S. History/Civics
  • GYSA Life Science
  • GYSA Math 6/7
  • GYSA Algebra I *
  • Spanish I *
  • Chinese I *
  • Health & PE 6
  • GYSA Innovation ¤
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Grade 7

  • GYSA English 7
  • GYSA U.S. History/Econ
  • GYSA Physical Science
  • GYSA Algebra I *
  • GYSA Geometry *
  • Spanish II *
  • Chinese II *
  • Health & PE 7
  • GYSA Innovation ¤
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Grade 8

  • GYSA English 8
  • GYSA World History *
  • GYSA Earth Science *
  • GYSA Geometry *
  • GYSA Algebra II *
  • Spanish III *
  • Chinese III *
  • Health & PE 8
  • GYSA Innovation ¤ *
  • Visual & Performing Arts
NOTES

¤ Nine-week rotations may include Cooking With Chemistry, Digital Media and Movie Making, CTE, Service Learning, Robotics, Drone Technology, Drama, Leadership, Advancements in Medicine, etc., based on student interest and staff expertise. Students will select four per year.

* High School Credit

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