Program for Academic and Creative Talent (PACT) aims to enhance and support the educational program and experience of high-ability students. The PACT program offers a variety of academic enrichments and extensions for high-ability students both as exploratory courses and after-school opportunities. The activities focus on advanced content using high-level cognitive and affective concepts and processes.
There is a strong emphasis on inquiry, creativity and collaboration within flexible learning groups within the activities. The activities range in duration and intensity and extend students beyond the core curriculum. The PACT resource specialist is an advocate and resource in the area of gifted education for students and families as well as a liaison among staff, students, and parents on the academic and affective needs of gifted learners.
Current PACT course offerings at Franklin include:
- Mock Trial (1st quarter)
- Future City (2nd quarter)
- National History Day (3rd quarter)
- NaNoWriMo (4th quarter)
- Optimist Speech (late fall through early spring)