Operation Explore

Operation Explore Program

The Operation Explore Program serves students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented. Each student in the program receives one full day of gifted resource class per week. The resource class instruction is meant to challenge students and enrich their learning. The program strives to develop logical thinking and problem solving skills, metacognition, communication skills, and creativity. The curriculum also helps gifted students to develop an understanding of self by increasing their awareness of preferences, strengths, interests, and need for growth. Themes for each grade level have been established which extend the core curriculum and build upon one another by making connections across time, locations, cultures, and disciplines. 


The themes for each grade level are as follows:

First Grade- Structures

Second Grade- Change

Third Grade- Relationships

Fourth Grade- Viewpoints

Fifth Grade- Interdependence