Bay City Public Schools
601 Blend Street
Bay City, Michigan 48706

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein

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 Bay City Public Schools

Gifted & Talented Program

The Bay City Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program is designed to meet the needs of our most highly qualifying gifted and talented students.

  • The program is centrally located within the Bay City Public School District at Kolb Elementary, 305 W. Crump St, Bay City, MI, 48706.
  • Students who qualify for the BCPS Gifted & Talented Program enroll from elementary buildings across the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District and surrounding counties.
  • Gifted & Talented classrooms consist solely of qualifying gifted students.
  • Students receive enriched and accelerated curriculum and instruction in Mathematics and English Language Arts.  The Science and Social Studies curriculum is enriched at their current grade level. 
  • STEAM, Physical Education, Media, and Music instruction are offered at each grade level.
  • Bay City Public Schools Transportation is provided to resident students from their home attendance school to and from Kolb Elementary.

Gifted & Talented Curriculum & Instruction

Grade AK*  Math K/1   ELA K/1    Science K   Social Studies K
Grade 1*     Math 1/2    ELA 1/2    Science 1   Social Studies 1
*The Accelerated Kindergarten and First Grade teachers use curriculum compacting and other educational strategies to review the Kindergarten and First grade Math/English Language Arts Curriculum but focus instruction on First and Second grade Math and English Language Arts Curriculum within the first quarter of the school year.
Grade 2       Math 3+      ELA 3+      Science 2     Social Studies 2
Grade 3       Math 4+      ELA 4+      Science 3     Social Studies 3
Grade 4       Math 5+      ELA 5+      Science 4     Social Studies 4
Grade 5       Math 6+      ELA 6+      Science 5     Social Studies 5