Cambridge Secondary 1
for Middle School Students Who Are Gifted or High-AchievingHow will a Cambridge Secondary 1 course differ from an advanced course?
Please see this Comparison Chart to see how Cambridge Secondary 1 differs from a traditional advanced course.
Cambridge Secondary 1 Teachers Receive Special TrainingCambridge Secondary teachers create an active learning environment in which a student’s thinking will be challenged and classwork will extend what each student could accomplish on her/his own.Cambridge Secondary teachers:• have extensive knowledge in their subject area• teach for depth of content, not breadth• connect learning to real-world applications• incorporate a variety of instructional strategies• use assessment to inform instruction• are reflective learners themselves• model problem-solving and creative thinking for their studentsFurthermore, Cambridge Secondary teachers participate in on-going professional learning on content specific, inquiry-based learning strategies which will assist them in meeting the divergent needs of students identified as gifted or high performing.
Cambridge Informational Video: Through Our Students' EyesView this video to catch a glimpse into CCPS Cambridge Secondary 1 classrooms. Our middle school students and teachers share their Cambridge experiences.