A Program Rooted In Multiple Enrichment Experiences
The Billings Public Schools Extended Studies Department is proud to offer P•R•I•M•E2, a gifted and talented magnet classroom setting for ten fifth graders and ten sixth graders. Identified fourth grade students are given the opportunity to participate in a lottery selection of ten new students to participate in the two year program. The lottery process takes place each spring and information is shared with the parents of identified fourth graders, entering fifth, through their home school Extended Studies teacher. Specific dates and times are set each spring to accommodate the Extended Studies testing schedule.
P•R•I•M•E2 is currently located at Rose Park Elementary and is taught by Darla Williams. Mrs. Williams strives to differentiate and enrich the curriculum with lessons and experiences that will push the gifted learner to achieve their expected potential. The work in the classroom is designed to encourage students to become self-monitoring, intrinsically motivated learners, life skills of the gifted learner. Along with teaching, enriching, and extending the Billings Public Schools curriculum objective and the Common Core Standards for the fifth and sixth grade levels, students are also given additional learning opportunities. Students participate in the social and emotional learning of gifted learners, service projects, robotics, and the current Extended Studies in-depth topic for the year, to name a few. You can check out the current happenings in the P•R•I•M•E2 classroom by visiting www.teacheachchild.com.