SAIL (Self-Contained Advanced Individual Learning), is a full-time program for the top 1 percent of students district wide in grades three, four and five. Because there are not enough students at each school to constitute a class, four host schools have been identified across the district.  The 2017-18 SAIL sites are located at, Point Defiance(TBA), Mann(Ms. Furrer)  Browns Point(TBA) and Jefferson Elementary Schools(Ms. Koukles). Transportation is provided to participating students if needed.  Students scoring 130 or above on the NNAT2 screening are generally offered highly capable services in the SAIL or GATE program.The curriculum found in regular classrooms is compacted, allowing for in-depth extensions and creative expression. SAIL classrooms are differentiated from traditional classrooms by the intellectual rigor, accelerated pace, autonomous learning, greater depth and breadth of content and structured inquiry.  For more information, TPS Highly Capable Programs, https://www.tacomaschools.org/highly-capable

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