Chimney Lakes Elementary

9353 Staples Mill Drive Jacksonville, FL 32244

Chimney Lakes Elementary School’s International Studies Magnet Program

The goal of the International Studies program at Chimney Lakes Elementary is to offer our students a world of learning opportunities for students to experience the rich diversity of cultures from around the world. Our magnet program’s theme is intertwined throughout our curriculum.

Each grade level focuses on a continent of study throughout the year, so that by the time each child graduates 5th grade, they would have attained an extensive knowledge of all the continents and cultures from around the world.
The educational team at Chimney Lakes Elementary is thoroughly committed to providing children the opportunity to develop a continual love of learning through a well-rounded curriculum, and an encouraging environment.
Our school-wide discipline plan provides for a safe and orderly learning environment. High academic standards and expectations have resulted in high student achievement. We are proud that Chimney Lakes Elementary School has won recognition by the State of Florida for continually receiving high academic grades.

Gifted Program at CLE

The Gifted Program is an enrichment curriculum to stimulate and encourage creative learning for students. The classroom uses divergent tasks to take the students outside their nine dots. They are challenged with problem solving to develop critical thinking skills. This approach requires alternative ideas. There are several projects that require problem solving to create an acceptable solution. In addition to hands on projects, they go on many field trips to learn firsthand the culture and creative methods of each place visited. A real memorable learning experience engrained in each child.

Students in Gifted Class have unique opportunities to receive a participatory and experimental approach to learning. The students achieve hands on levels of learning and knowledge not available in text books.

In order for a child to be in the Gifted Program, they must be first recommended to the Guidance office by their teacher or parents can request testing. Your child’s homeroom teacher is your first point of contact at the school. Once they are recommended, they will be tested to see if they qualify for gifted services.

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