Kimberly Carson

Third Place

Prize Awarded:
Locke Hill Elementary
San Antonio, TX

Project Description:

Carson's "Challenge Lab" is an enrichment/acceleration program that implements "curriculum compacting," an approach which eliminates review for students who have already mastered appropriate skills. To determine mastery, students take a pretest before each math and English unit. High-achievers attend the Challenge Lab, where they complete enrichment courses aligned with their skill levels and participate in special activities that further abilities and confidence. The benefits of confident, self-motivated students are felt throughout the school and community. The project also places special emphasis on offering technology training for future vocations.