Blazers First Nine Weeks

Gifted Education in the North Bolivar Consolidated School District

The Mississippi Gifted Education Act of 1989, as amended in 1993, mandates that each public school district within the state provide gifted education programs for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6.

"Intellectually gifted children" shall mean those children and youth who are found to have an exceptionally high degree of intelligence as documented through the identification process. The needs of these students should be addressed based on the program options provided in the Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs Grades 2-8 in Mississippi.

The "Intellectually Gifted Children" of NBCSD are called the "BLAZERS" (Boosting Learner's Academic Zone, through Exploration Resources and Support). The NBCSD BLAZERS is an enrichment program of instruction based on process skills, not content, for intellectually gifted children in grades 2-6 designed to meet individually needs of gifted children and is addition to and different from the regular program of instruction of the district.