The Congregated Gifted program, one of various gifted programming options available in the Calgary Catholic School District, is designed for gifted students at the junior high level. It is only offered at Blessed Cardinal Newman School and St. Jean Brebeuf School. Students are identified as requiring specialized support to meet their unique learning abilities.
The Congregated Gifted program provides an opportunity for gifted students to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment that supports their individual needs. The program offers smaller classes and provides appropriate learning accommodations matched to individual student needs including compacted curriculum and independent learning opportunities. In addition, extension activities such as workshops, guest speakers and field trips are used to support and enrich the curriculum.
In collaboration with all schools, gifted students identified under the provincial student identification system at the district level are potential candidates for the Congregated Gifted setting. Students eligible for the program have the opportunity to register in the congregated setting in the spring of their Grade 6 year.