Teaching Accelerated Learners

Unique Learning for Unique Kids

For gifted kids, the four walls of a classroom can feel like the four sides of a box. K12 and OVCA understand that academically gifted students don't fit into a box—whether it's a classroom or a
one–size–fits–all education program. Teaching gifted kids is about challenging their young, talented minds. It's about allowing these students the freedom that comes from flexible, individualized learning approaches, and the challenge that comes from an exceptional, engaging curriculum—both of which we provide.

The Right Curriculum for Accelerated Learners

Here are just a few reasons why the challenging, engaging K12 curriculum our students use works so well for academically gifted kids:

  • The K-8 curriculum is mastery-based, enabling students to advance when they're ready—not when the rest of the class is.
  • World language courses in up to five languages are available to all students.
  • The approach to learning is flexible and dynamic.
  • K12 focuses on helping students reach their natural potential.
  • Flexible schedule to allow the student to create a daily schedule nurturing talents and abilities. 
  • Opportunities to attend virtual and in person enrichment sessions with other gifted and talented students. 
  • Individual and group project based learning.
  • Additional support of the gifted and talented resource teacher.
  • Support enrolling in advanced courses and concurrent enrollment.

At OVCA, gifted kids think and learn out of the box.

For more information regarding the gifted and talented program at OVCA you may contact the Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Nicole Ellison at nellison@okvirtual.org

Local Advisory Gifted and Talented Committee 

The OVCA Local Advisory Gifted and Talented Committee is currently comprised of the below members:

Nicole Ellison, Gifted and Talented Coordinator. Contact: nellison@okvirtual.org
Amy Conder, Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher. Contact: aconder@okvirtual.org  
Shauna Irvin, Gifted and Talented Parent. Contact: sirvin@k12.com 
Jana Day, Teacher. Contact: jday@okvirtual.org

Public notice of OVCA Local Advisory Gifted and Talented Committee meetings and agendas can be found here.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Monday, May 15, 2017 10:00 AM [View Agenda]

1160 S Douglas Midwest City, OK

Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:00 AM

2601 S. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK

Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 AM

2601 S. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK