ACE uses an inclusion model for gifted education. Students who are high achieving and classified “gifted” or “advanced content” are scheduled together for all of their content classes. Approximately 30% of our population is designated as gifted. Teachers from grades 2 through 12 are required to earn the gifted endorsement by the time they are offered a 2nd contract. Thus far, 34 of the 48 core content teachers have earned that endorsement.