MORENO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAM
7th and 8th grade gifted/talented students are serviced in a special class. This will be their third period class. In both 7th and 8th grades students identify an area of personal interest in which they conduct extensive research leading to an original product. Both classes have a designated computer lab allowing on demand access to the internet to conduct research. When appropriate they are partnered with a mentor who is a professional in the field of interest to the student. These products are "showcased" in January at an open forum for which the public is encouraged to attend. Additional curriculum is created by the respective teacher.
8th grade students take an overnight field trip to Houston to visit a specific exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In addition they visit Rice University where they receive a private tour of the Public Art on the campus. There is no cost to the students for this trip. It typically occurs in March.