Advanced Learner Program Mission
The Mission of the WUSD Advanced Learner program is to develop and implement an equitable, systemic and collaborative process for identifying the needs of students with gifts and talents and to provide challenging and continuous instructional programming in order that all students achieve their full academic, intellectual and creative potential.
Advanced Learner Program Philosophy
The WUSD believes that all children are entitled to an education commensurate with their particular needs. While all students have personal strengths, some have abilities and talents that go beyond the core curriculum. Such students often require access to differentiated or advanced curriculum in order to realize their potential contribution to themselves and society. All children learn and experience success given time and opportunity, but the degree to which academic content standards are met and the time it takes to reach the standards will vary from student to student. The WUSD believes that all students, including advanced learners, should be challenged and supported to reach their full potential.
“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have equal opportunity
to develop our talent.” - John F Kennedy (1963)