Merrill Middle School

Gifted and Talented

Those students who are identified as Gifted and Talented at Merrill Middle School will have a teacher developed Advanced Learner Plan, as well as the opportunity to take enrichments and/or after school programs designed especially for them:

  • Advanced Reading
  • Rhetoric & Debate
  • Shakespeare
  • Spelling Bee Prep

The Merrill Gifted and Talented program also is devoting new energy to identifying gifted and talented students within our English Language Learner population. During the summer and the following school year the Merrill Middle School GT program will institute a new set of criterion and formulas, modeled on methods used in Chicago and Iowa: using ACCESS scores, PARCC data as well as observations by staff and faculty to identify these students. We look forward to a robust and diverse gifted and talented population at Merrill!