The SEARCH Program
SEARCH was authorized by the Huntington School Board following a 1980 request from community members for a stimulating and challenging program designed specifically for students who had been identified as academically talented.
Parents wanted this program of study to take place during the child’s regular school day in order to offer an increased level of challenge not provided in regular classrooms due to the diverse set of academic abilities found there.
The differentiated SEARCH curriculum is geared to the top three to five percent of the group, using hands on, interactive experiences.
The Huntington School Board and community were involved in selecting the methods used in the identification of these children, and decided to accept the top ten percent of each grade’s population into the SEARCH (Scholastic Enrichment And Resource For Children In Huntington).
The purpose and goal of the SEARCH program was, and still is, to provide hands-on group instruction to those students achieving in the top ten percent of their grade’s population. The program continues to challenge, stimulate and provide students with a differentiated curriculum of study, involving all aspects of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, with self-actualization being the ultimate goal.