ECLIPSE: Extending Classroom Learning Instruction Producing Student Excellence
The Independence Community School District will serve the unique learning needs of all students. The purpose of formal identification for the Talented & Gifted Program (ECLIPSE) is to serve gifted students whose specific aptitude and/or general intellectual needs require classroom differentiation and enrichment to ensure appropriate learning opportunities. The ICSD is committed to providing these students with a learning environment flexible enough to allow a diversity of options in order to maximize their potential.
The ICSD Talented & Gifted Program will provide services in the following five areas: general intellect, specific academic areas of math, language, reading, science and social studies, creative/productive, leadership/psychosocial and visual/performing arts. Note that some of these areas are provided through other district activities and classes such as speech/drama clubs.