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SHARP

SHARP Students of High Ability in the Regular Program

An in-service opportunity for classroom teachers who have a gifted cluster in their class.

Gifted Clustering

SHARP (Students of High Ability in the Regular Classroom) is the name of a pilot project started in September 2003 in which elementary and middle school classroom teachers are enrolling cluster groupings of gifted students and intentionally providing differentiated curriculum and socio-emotional support for them. A cluster group consists of 3-6 formally identified gifted students that are placed into a mixed ability classroom. The classroom teacher uses strategies, resources, and materials to address the particular academic and socio-emotional needs of each of the gifted students in the cluster. Support is provided to these teachers in the form of individual consultation as well as bimonthly in-service and networking SHARP sessions.

NEW: Watch an 8 minute introductory video about SHARP

Participating schools in 2006/2007:

Participating schools in 2007/2008:

Participating schools in 2008/2009:

Anmore Elem
Aspenwood Elem
Blakeburn Elem
Cedar Drive Elem
Coquitlam River Elem
Kilmer Elem
Mary Hill Elem
Westwood Elem
Citadel Middle
Maillard Middle
Hillcrest Middle
Moody Middle
Pitt River Middle
Scott Creek Middle
Summit Middle

Anmore Elem
Coquitlam River Elem
Kilmer Elem
Westwood Elem
Maillard Middle
Hillcrest Middle
Moody Middle
Pitt River Middle
Summit Middle
Como Lake

Anmore Elem
Bramblewood Elem
Coquitlam River Elem
Mountain Meadows
Parkland Elem
Maillard Middle
Hillcrest Middle
Moody Middle
Pitt River Middle
Summit Middle

SHARP is an initiative of School District 43 Student Services (Contact Louise Malfesi, Gifted Education Coordinator, for more information).

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
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