The week of November 14-18 is Gifted Awareness Week for the East Baton Rouge Parish School district. Because of this, we have put together a few facts about the Gifted Program in our district.
- The Gifted Program started in East Baton Rouge Parish with only 40 students in 1976. By 1997, the full spectrum of Talented courses were offered as well. Today, there are over 3000 students in the parish that participate in Gifted and Talented programs, including over 100 students here at Woodlawn High School.
- The Baton Rouge Association for Gifted and Talented Students is an organization in East Baton Rouge designed to keep parents informed and meet with district officials to help improve the gifted and talented programs. This program started in 1976 and greatly expanded its membership by 1985. Email BRGifted@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page for more information.
- Woodlawn High School offers Gifted classes for almost all core subjects and services for Talented Music, Talented Visual Art, and Talented Theatre. These students have been evaluated and show exceptional ability in their talented area. Some students are talented in more than one area. If you are interested in one of these programs, see Ms. Miller.
- In 2008, Great Scholars Academy was created in EBR to identify students with potential at the middle and high school levels. The Great Scholars Academy curriculum parallels the Gifted curriculum, and students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in their courses. WHS has almost 140 students that participate in Great Scholars Academy. If you are interested in this program, see Ms. Miller.
Parents interested in any of these programs at Woodlawn High School can contact Ms. Miller at (225)753-1200.