• Mission Statement

    The mission of the Madison County School District's PAthways (Intellectually Gifted) Program is to offer to intellectually gifted learners those differentiated learning experiences which will meet their special needs and encourage growth.


    "To think, it seems to me, is to hold an idea long enough to unlock and shape its power in the varied contexts of shared human knowledge."

    -John Steiner, 1985, Notebooks of the Mind
    We believe that effective instruction for intellectually gifted students is created in an environment that not only permits learners to interact with their intellectual peers, but also nurtures self-directed learning, flexibility, decision making, thinking skills, and divergent thinking. This environment nurtures both the cognitive (thinking) and affective (social and emotional) needs of the intellectually gifted learners, and, hopefully, encourages them to become life-long, imaginative, autonomous learners.