Rural District Expands Gifted Options With Online Courses
When a student who hoped to study engineering in college wanted to take a physics class at Deming High in rural southern New Mexico a few years ago, she couldn't. It had been offered a few years earlier, but there weren't enough other students to warrant offering the class by the time she was ready for it.
"She had to deal with it when she got to college", said Kakee McInturff, who was the gifted adviser at Deming High for the last decade until her recent retirement.
And that's been the case for gifted and advanced students over the years in Deming, which is about 30 miles north of the Mexico border and 60 miles from anything else. Until now.