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over 2 years ago

    The Columbia County School District provides a centralized program, which assures that every gifted student receives the same high-quality enrichment program regardless of the elementary or middle school that child attends. Students admitted to the Gifted Program attend enrichment at the Chrysalis Center one day each school week, transported to and from the Center via school bus from the home school.  The enrichment curriculum uses field trips, resource persons, research projects, performances, and art activities to support the overarching annual multicultural themes.  The Chrysalis Center's activities are conducted as student-centered, inquiry-based explorations in which students' questions drive the instruction; such a framework insures that the students are exposed to the rigor that will equip them with the skills to maximize their learning potential and ability to become lifelong learners.  Chrysalis Center teachers provide experiences to facilitate the development of each student's exceptional potential. In an atmosphere of shared respect for others' viewpoints, students learn to listen, think, collaborate, and articulate their ideas in daily classroom activities.  If you believe you know a student who is intellectually gifted and would benefit from the Chrysalis Center program, please contact the guidance counselor at the student's school.

Hoagie's Gifted Education page: well maintained, visually appealing, highly engaging. All about being the parent of a gifted child, being a gifted child, or  a gifted adult, or the teacher of a gifted student.  "Gifted 101" is a summary of giftedness as it is understood in education today. Many links to related sites. If you are looking for project ideas or inspirations, try the "Internet Investigations" sections.

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over 4 years ago

Welcome to the Chrysalis Center!  I am thrilled to have the privilege to work with you and your child this year.  I would like to introduce myself and tell you about what to expect this year at the Chrysalis Center.

My name is Chelsea Boyette.  I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Florida where I specialized in mathematics and science education.  Because of my certification to teach grades K through 9 and my experiences working with students of all ages, I am confident my teaching philosophies, skills, and personality are quite conducive to the needs of gifted students.   My goal is to create a positive learning environment in which all students feel supported and capable of success.  Such support comes from open communication among students, parents, and teachers, so please feel free to contact me.

You may call the center at (386) 755-8193 with any questions or concerns. You may also email me at


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