12th Grade Seminars

For an updated syllabus and seminar schedule please refer to the Canvas page. If you don't have access contact your gifted education teacher - Claudia Sattler.

Students not enrolled in GEMS will be offered four to six seminars for the year. The seminars will pull from topics included in the GEMS class and are applied philosophy in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. The topics may include any of the following:

  • Self: Who am I and where do I go from here? What is the self and where does it reside?
  • Metaphysics: What is real? Are there layers of reality? How do we know that we are really experiencing reality?
  • Knowledge: What is knowledge? How do you know that you know?
  • Acquisition of Knowledge: How is knowledge shaped by sense perceptions? How is knowledge shaped by our paradigms?
  • Truth: What is truth? Is there truth or only belief? How does man create his own truth?
  • Success: What is your purpose in life? What is happiness? How can you achieve your goals?


Referral for Gifted Services

Peers, faculty, and parents are always welcome to refer a student for evaluation for gifted services. In addition, a student may nominate himself/herself. Please see Mrs. Sattler in room 255 or 256 for a referral form.

Please contact Claudia Sattler with any questions or requests for additional information about the gifted program.