Special Interest Enriches Students

Special Interest Enriches Students
Posted on 09/13/2019
Special Interest Enriches StudentsSpecial Interest at Cumberland Valley
Ella Willigerod
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Special Interest is a class that gives enrichment to gifted students at Cumberland Valley. The students work outside of the regular curriculum and focus on creativity, problem solving, and teamwork.

Special Interest Teacher Mrs. Anne Marie Miller said, “There are also some competitions associated with it. We do one competition in class each year called Life Smarts, and people can also sign up to do Knowledge Masters Open, Odyssey of The Mind, USA memory team, and Mega Math Modeling Competition.”

There are four different curricula which are repeated every four years so students in each graduating class will have the same learning opportunities. Also, every year students choose a project they are interested in and present it at the end of the year. Students participating in SI gain a quarter credit each year. Students must be recommended to take this class, and many high school students have been in the class since middle school. Moreover, the class is also connected to competitions that give even more enrichment to students.

Junior Special Interest Student Zach Blocher said, “SI is a great place for you to explore what you’re interested in. We get to learn many new things we don’t get the chance to learn in other classes, and it is a good way to find things you are passionate about.”

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