Governors Program for Gifted Children

Lake Charles, LA

Overview

The GPGC combines academic enrichment, artistic opportunity, and friendship. This is the most comprehensive enrichment program for gifted students in Louisiana. With aims to assist in developing the whole child, the GPGC provides for the intellectual, creative, and social needs of gifted children.

To combat the boredom gifted students often experience in regular classes which can be somewhat restrictive in scope and in which teachers must devote more time to their less able pupils, the GPGC academic curriculum emphasizes independent individual and group projects. Through this project approach, the curriculum provides students with the ability to maintain and stimulate their own interest levels. Students have ample opportunity to increase their fund of information, but the academic emphasis is and has always been on developing thinking and problem-solving skills. Children are not taught what to think, but rather how to think, and are introduced to some of the great questions that have confronted mankind through the ages.

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