Gifted Services

Gifted Services

Sharen Humann, M.Ed.
Resource Teacher for the Gifted
Swanson Middle School
703.228.5529
sharen.humann@apsva.us

WELCOME to the 2020- 21 School Year! This will be an interesting and unique year and we will get through this together because, “We are Swanson Admirals.”

We are SCHOLARSHIP- striving to think deeply and open our minds.

We are SERVICE- connecting to one another, our community, and to the world.

We are SPIRIT- celebrating our successes, ourselves, and our school.

We are Swanson Admirals!

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Arlington Public Schools is dedicated to maximizing the strengths and potential of all students so they may become self-confident, well-rounded, responsible and productive citizens.

Believing that each and every individual has merit, Arlington Public Schools recognizes that certain learners within the school population have unique abilities, interests, needs and potential for accomplishment. These characteristics necessitate systematic, continuous services to present unique and appropriately differentiated curricula and learning opportunities responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and interests.

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop social relationships with others of all backgrounds.