· Engage students in topics as practicing professionals with real life problem solving. · Encourage creative and critical thinking skills while students are involved in curriculum with advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, & complex content within cognitive, affective, aesthetic, social & leadership domains. · Provide learning experiences with peers to facilitate academic growth and meet the socio- emotional needs of gifted students, making them college and career ready. · Inspire self-directed autonomous learners. · Promote the development of metacognition. · Encourage students to become intellectual risk takers.