Advanced Academic services are implemented in Intermediate schools using a school-based model through our program called LEAD in the 5th grade and the beginning of advanced coursework in the 6th grade. Eligibility for LEAD is established through the G/T Screening Process. The LEAD Program for 5th graders is defined by the following:
- Students will explore topics such as:
- Fine Arts
- Maker Spaces
- Digital Technology
- 21st Century Problem Solving
Magnolia ISD Advanced courses begin in Grade 6 and identified G/T students along with students with advanced performance are encouraged to enroll in these courses. These courses are open enrollment and are based on extensions of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students may select one or more advanced courses in areas that match their academic interests or strengths. Extensions in the classroom add depth and complexity to student learning experiences. Students in advanced courses frequently use abstract, critical thinking approaches through inquiry-based projects to extend and deepen understanding of the content. Advanced courses prepare students for future success in the next step of their academic journey. Advanced classes in Intermediate, junior high and high school are open to all students who seek academic rigor.