Gifted and Talented Education Program
The River Hill High School Gifted and Talented Research courses empower students to contribute to the larger community by applying, creating, and evaluating knowledge in a specialized area of study.
A G/T Program Information Session will be held on December 7, 2023 on GoogleMeet from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. In order to attend this GoogleMeet, you must register using this form.
Current students will share information about the course curriculum for the two classes that make up the Gifted and Talented Research Program: Independent Research and Intern/Mentor. Hosted by Ms. Janine Sharbaugh, our GT Research teacher, the session will cover the program’s research tasks and objectives, the various opportunities for off-site learning and internships, and the incredible contributions to our world made by former students in the program. Please email Ms. Sharbaugh with any questions: Janine_Sharbaugh@hcpss.org
Students must apply to be considered for both courses. Applications open on December 1, 2023.
Independent Research GT Course Description
Independent Research is a college-level course in which students design an original research study or creative production in self-selected areas of interest. Student researchers address identified problems, answer research questions, and communicate the results of their creative achievements to appropriate audiences. Students collaborate and receive ongoing feedback from professionals in their selected areas of study. “Independent Research is one experience I would recommend to each and every high school student that has the opportunity. The freedom this class presents really defines you as a student and shows your willingness to put forth effort in the field of study that you love.” ~IR student
The for IR Application for the 24-25 school year is due on Friday, January 26, 2024.
Intern/Mentor GT Course Description
The Gifted and Talented Intern/Mentor Program is a college level course in which students design an original research study or creative production. Students study off campus with a professional mentor in a self-selected area of interest. At the mentor site, students apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in an authentic, professional environment. “The mentorship program has taught me both my talents as an artist and my flaws as a worker.” ~IM student “This class has shown me that in order to work up to my potential, I can’t spread myself too thin. I have also learned that I am going above and beyond most high school students in the country. People can’t believe I’m only seventeen!” ~IM student
The IM Application for the 24-25 school year is due on Friday, January 26, 2024.