SIGNET Middle School
SIGNET Program: The Prince William County Gifted Education Program began in 1976, and is referred to as SIGNET, an acronym for Schools Involved in Gifted Needs in Education Today. The activities used in this course of study support increased levels of complexity. Students identified for gifted education services must have instructional time with age level peers, instructional time with intellectual and academic peers, and time to work independently. The essential elements of the curriculum include study centers, interdisciplinary units, and time with the Gifted Resource Teacher.
Philosophy: The students served by the Gifted Education Program at the middle school level are unique in both their abilities and achievements. The program recognizes and strives to provide for the diversity of the academic, interpersonal, and emotional needs of each student in an appropriate environment.