ETC (Gifted and Talented)

Forest Park is fortunate to have two gifted specialists on staff: Ms. Cynthia Khoury and Mr. Jason Finney. Our purpose is to provide our students with enrichment and challenge that goes beyond the regular curriculum. Ms. Khoury provides weekly enrichment activities for K-2 students on Mondays and Wednesdays. During these enrichment lessons, students work on critical and creative thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.

The Little Rock School District’s Gifted Program, called “Enhance the Chance” (ETC), is provided to all identfied students.  Identification begins at the start of third grade. The Little Rock School District uses an inclusive, multi-dimensional identification process. ETC students receive two hours and thirty minutes of instruction each week in the gifted classroom. Students work on critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and research skills embedded within thematic units. Mr. Finney teaches the third, fourth, and fifth grades. Please feel free to call Ms. Khoury or Mr. Finney (447-4531) if you have any questions. You are always welcome to visit us in the gifted classroom.

We look forward to working with your children!enlightened


Cynthia Khoury & Jason Finney Gifted Specialists