ACS (Independent) has been offering the gifted education programme since 1988 when it became the third secondary GEP centre.
The School Based Gifted Programme (SBGE) for Years 1 – 4 allows for differentiation and enrichment of the curriculum. Class lessons are characterised by enrichment options and offer greater breadth and depth in terms of content coverage. Students are encouraged to explore more advanced topics across different disciplines.
ACS (Independent)’s SBGE is embedded within the Integrated Programme and the SBGE students are placed in classes with students who have similar academic abilities. They also have teachers who have been specially trained to teach high ability students.
SBGE students enjoy the Edusave Entrance Scholarship for Independent Schools (EESIS).
ACS (Independent)’s SBGE is embedded within the Integrated Programme and SBGE students are placed in classes with other similar academic ability students. School and class activities, including CCA, VIA projects and out-of-classroom activities, provide opportunities for social integration and holistic character development.
The school offers various enrichment programmes designed to stretch and develop GEP students and high ability learners. These include:
In keeping with the school vision and values, all students work together as a class in community service projects where they visit the homes together and annually embark on two fund-raising activities for the President’s Challenge and for the overseas community service.
Annually, all students embark on the Overseas Enrichment Programme (OEP) in Years 2 and 3, and the Character Development Programme (CDP) in Year 4. These programmes offer opportunities for students to develop teamwork and friendships. In addition, students will embark on at least one service learning project in OEP or CDP They reflect on their impact on the community as catalysts of change and how they can better serve humanity while they are participating in the OEP or CDP.