While many schools have some sort of “gifted” program, such programs are often quite limited. For example, in Arlington, gifted elementary math students sometimes get grouped together for some extra challenging questions. In middle school, gifted kids are sometimes assigned more advanced tasks and occasionally get together for discussions of more advanced topics. These activities are great, but most of the additional learning is still at grade level.
At Fuzl, we believe most gifted programs don’t even begin to test the limits of what our kids are capable of. Since our founding at the beginning of 2020, we’ve been experimenting with methods that truly challenge gifted kids. With just 60 minutes of extra time per week, our fourth grade gifted math group was able to learn and complete standard Arlington curriculum for fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. We've even had a student who got well into seventh grade material by the end of fourth grade. These kids could be doing calculus in middle school and advanced college courses in high school (or spending that time taking electives they are passionate about).
The Fuzl Gifted program is an option on top of our Math Accelerator program. Gifted program students work alongside students in the Math Accelerator program, the schedule is exactly the same, and there is no additional cost. The difference is in how we teach, mentor, and challenge the students. So, joining the Fuzl Gifted program is really a statement of the student’s goals. If they want to do better and build confidence on grade-level material, Math Accelerator is all they need. If they want to excel beyond grade level and be challenged to their limits, Fuzl Gifted is for them.
If you have questions or are ready to join Fuzl Gifted, please contact us and we'll help you get started.