The Young Scholars (YS) program is designed to find and nurture advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations in gifted education.
The model has four essential components:
| Nurture, Guide, and Support
| Essential Elements
Beginning in kindergarten at Title I schools, curricular interventions and support are provided through the collaboration of the classroom teacher and the Resource Teacher for the Gifted. As students’ progress through elementary and secondary school, continuing support and opportunities for accessing gifted services and rigorous coursework are provided by school staff. RTGs in Title I Schools have been provided with training through the Young Scholars course and cultural proficiency instruction. Both Provide tools to support teachers and students at their local schools. The RTG is an integral part of professional learning communities.