meet gt.school

Where Gifted & Talented become exceptional & extraordinary

Give your Gifted & Talented student a disruptive advantage

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Life Skills

At gt.school, we don't just teach what to learn, but how to learn. gt.kids learn how to be successful far beyond academics with our 5 core life skills.

3-5x
Accelerated Learning

We enable students to learn 3-5x faster than in traditional schools by using adaptive learning apps and our mastery-based approach.

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Find Your Tribe

gt.school is more than a school. It’s a tribe. Here, students form friendships and join a community that celebrates their talent.

The Problem

The design of traditional schools ignores GT kids

The educational system devotes vastly more resources to students in the bottom decile of achievement than they do to the top 10% (learn more). gt.school is here to empower students to take ownership of their learning path and supercharge their academic achievement.

GT Kids are not challenged

In standard school, all students progress at the pace of the median student or slower. Regular Gifted & Talented programs often only allow a 1-grade increase. Many gifted students never get close to being challenged.

Poor habits develop

A lack of challenge often leads to boredom and a dislike of school, or worse, the development of bad habits and dysfunctional behaviors. Because smart students can get ok grades without as much work, they often don’t learn crucial habits, like incremental studying and daily practice. Instead, they cram the night before and immediately forget what they learned after the test. gt.school challenges students, forcing them to develop those important learning habits that will serve them throughout their lives.

The Program

An online afterschool program designed to challenge & accelerate

gt.school is a remote (completely online) afterschool program that unlocks your student’s full potential.

Adaptive Learning

gt.school’s adaptive learning apps are like having a 1:1 tutor in every subject. They dynamically adapt based on the student's knowledge, accelerating material when students understand, or filling in gaps left by standard school. We combine apps with our mastery learning approach, which ensures that students don’t just pass a single test, but master the subject and build the foundation for achievement.

1:1 Coaching

Bright kids are naturally equipped to excel. Yet many GT students struggle to achieve and maintain the right work habits to reach high goals. They don’t need a math tutor, they need a life skills tutor. Our team of world-class motivational coaches helps students set high goals, and build the foundational work habits to achieve them.

GT Community

In traditional schools, many gifted students feel isolated by their intelligence, but at gt.school they take pride in their skills and find their tribe. Here, students form friendships and find a supportive community that celebrates their talents. The gt.community is a group of some of the brightest, most capable and ambitious students in the country.

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Meet The Coaches

The Athletic Ethos Meets Academics

Our team of world-class coaches support, motivate and inspire gt.school students to be the best version of themselves. They are not teachers; they are the world’s best experts in motivation and cultivating the habits and mindset for success.

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The Science

Mastery-Based Learning

Core to our approach is mastery learning. Instead of the time-based model of traditional school (where all students advance even if there are huge gaps in knowledge), mastery learning requires students to truly understand the material before moving on. Mastery learning can profoundly improve performance, increasing test scores one standard deviation better than traditional schools! At gt.school we combine mastery learning with our adaptive learning apps to vastly accelerate learning.

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The Science

Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning apps are like having the best, objective 1:1 tutor for every subject. Rather than a teacher teaching to most students or the average, adaptive algorithms tailor the content and level of challenge to the student: they know exactly where the student is struggling and can focus content and problems on that area. Adaptive learning is not new -- it is used in many learning apps. However, gt.school's unique approach allows gt.kids to dramatically accelerate learning and gain an incredible advantage.

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The Science

The Testing Effect

The Testing Effect is a very well-known strategy that asks the learner to recall what they have just learned with short quizzes or tests. Numerous studies have shown that the dramatic impact the Testing Effect has on learning and improved test scores. While a clear advantage for students, the Testing Effect is hard to implement in traditional schools (as teachers need to grade). At gt.school, adaptive learning apps can apply the Testing Effect to reinforce and accelerate learning.

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The Science

Spaced Repetition

Spaced Repetition is another well-known strategy similar to the Testing Effect. It is usually performed with flashcards. Newly introduced and more difficult flashcards are shown more frequently, while older and less difficult flashcards are shown less frequently. Numerous studies show the use of spaced repetition increases the rate of learning.

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The Science

Rapid Feedback

When top-tier athletes train for a sport, they hone a single skill and get immediate feedback from a coach (or just seeing the result). Adaptive learning apps apply this practice to academics. Students immediately know whether a problem is right or wrong, and whether they have mastered a specific concept. That way, students can learn as they go, making improvements immediately. While challenging to implement in the traditional classroom, learning apps easily enable rapid feedback to accelerate learning.

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