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Beaverton Schools


Whitford's Summa program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students, while being sensitive to their developmental level.  

In an environment surrounded by their intellectual peers, Summa students challenge, support, and empower one another to reach new heights in their educational experience.  Summa students are united by their inquisitive nature and their strong ability to acquire and reflect upon what they are learning.  

The Summa program seeks to meet the unique and challenging needs of the highly gifted student in the following ways: ​

​​1) Depth and complexity through the infusion of higher order thinking into daily lessons

2) Intellectual peer stimulation

3) Curriculum differentiation, including freedom to be creative with open-ended assignments and activities

4) A dynamic classroom learning environment which integrates the affective and cognitive domains