Gifted Magnet Academy


Full Time Gifted Magnet Academy Program Highlights




Admission into this program is open to all full time gifted and high achieving students. Gifted Application can be found under School Resources. 


Advanced Placement (AP) Emphasis


*8th Graders Eligible To Take The PSAT


*Language Arts Courses Taught a Grade Level Above / AP Springboard Text (Grade Levels 7-9)


*Math Courses Taught Off Team / Based On Student Identified Level Of Need


*Social Studies  Courses Incorporate Text Lexile Levels Above Grade Level


*Science Courses Reflect Hands On Inquiry-Based Learning / Science Fair Involvement

High School Credit Courses


  • Algebra I Honors
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science 
  • Spanish I
  • Speech I

The Gifted Magnet Program Points of Pride


  • AP / CollegeBoard Approved Institution  PSAT Opportunity Offered for 8th Graders
  • Pre-Collegiate Emphasis
  • College & Career Readiness Program
  • STREAM  Program Pathways Provides Students With an In-depth Study in a Special Area of Interest (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and /or Math)
  • High Level Math for all Grades
  • TechActive Classrooms for Science, Math, Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Inquiry Based Instruction

The WMS Gifted Magnet Academy is an approved AP/CollegeBoard Institution that provides gifted and high achieving students with exceptional learning experiences for those students who need an environment that allows them to think critically; communicate, collaborate, and learn at high levels in academic areas; and also develop their talents through our state-of-the art encore program provided at WMS.  This program includes, but is not limited to the following: 


*The Gifted Magnet Program is an approved AP/CollegeBoard Institution, with a pre-collegiate emphasis where gifted and high-achieving 8th grade students are eligible to take the PSAT.


*Through the Language Arts Program and with an emphasis on AP strategies, student learning takes place one grade level above standard curriculum as students in our gifted magnet use the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade AP/CollegeBoard Springboard texts.


*The Gifted Magnet Program is housed in a separate area of our campus where students are scheduled into 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams; the academic program is not multi-grade.


*Students can earn a possibility of six High School Credits in the Gifted Magnet via; Geometry Honors, Algebra I Honors, Physical Science I, Spanish I, French I, and Speech I.


*Students who complete the Gifted Magnet Program move seamlessly into any high school program and are both extremely well prepared and highly successful in AICE, AP and IB programs.


*District transportation is provided for any identified gifted student not in WMS School boundaries.


*Students in the Gifted Magnet Program have full access to our state-of-the art encore program.


State-of-the-Art Encore Selections


  • Art-Visual/2-D/3-D – Sculpture - Ceramics
  • Crime Scene Investigating (CSI)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Engineering, Robotics & Coding
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Technology Education
  • Exploration of Communications
  • TV Broadcasting
  • Movie/Video Editing & Production
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Concert Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Class Piano
  • Guitar
  • Beginning/Intermediate Spanish, Spanish I

Student Involvement


Intramural Sports: Soccer, Flag Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf


Interscholastic Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track


Student Clubs & Organizations: Math Counts, Book Club, Builders Club, Chess Club, Garden Club, History Fair Club, Jazz Band, STEM Club, Theater Club, Technology Student Association, Student Government