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     The AIM Gifted Elective Elective classes at Parkway High School are  designed to help gifted education students develop logic, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, improve their reading, writing, and collaborative skills, prepare for college entrance exams, and explore their career and educational interests. This is done in a learning environment that respects diversity, builds independent thinking skills, teaches to different learning styles, and strives to help students develop and strengthen friendships with their gifted education peers. 



Mrs. Turek

AIM GIFTED Electives I, II, III, and IV and Destination Imagination Coordinator


August, 2017

Turek, Joan (318) 759-2313 Gifted Elective I, II, III, IV

AIM Gifted Education Program

Welcome to the AIM Program at Parkway High School!  

High school AIM gifted education students in Bossier Parish have the opportunity to take the high school AIM Gifted Elective and community college courses at BPCC and/or to conduct independent research under the direction of their AIM teacher in order to enrich their education.

Students in the AIM Gifted Elective work with professional mentors online through the International Telementor Program to increase understanding of college and career opportunities, learn collaborative research techniques, and make pre-professional contacts. Students work on logic and critical thinking skills and ACT/SAT test preparation while participating in class activities designed to develop vocabulary, reading, writing, research, communication, problem-solving, and presentations skills. 

AIM students who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school coursework are eligible to take a community college class at Bossier Parish Community College each semester throughout high school.

AIM students who do not choose to take the elective or a BPCC class will complete an approved independent project under the direction of their AIM teacher at least one time during the instructional year.

Please contact me at any time if you have questions about the AIM Gifted Education Program at Parkway High School.


Joan Turek, AIM Teacher



Parkway High School has participated in Destination Imagination since 2005, with PHS team members attending Global Finals every year! Parkway Destination Imagination Team Tryouts will be held in September of 2017. Exact dates and times will be announced on KPAW in-school television and will be printed in the daily school announcements very soon!

About Mrs. Turek


     Creativity and education are my absolute passions, and I have been a classroom teacher for over twenty years. I currently teach gifted elective classes to AIM students in grades 9-12 at Parkway HS, and am certified in the areas of K-12 Gifted Education, K-12 Reading Specialist, and in all academic Grades 1-8.


     My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Harding University, a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University, additional graduate work at Arkansas State University, Old Dominion University, University of North Dakota, Louisiana Tech University, and Central Missouri State University. I am currently two-years into working towards a doctorate in Organizational Leadership Studies at Louisiana State University, Shreveport.


My AIM students and I collaborated on independent research projects with mentors through the International Telementor Program from 2005-2016 and now work with mentors through the Mentored Pathways Program to expand student learning outside the walls of our classroom and school environment. I strongly believe in the importance of helping students prepare for success in the 21st Century and strive to help students develop skills in creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation, research, and collaboration every day. 

     I have worked with creative problem solving organizations for twenty-five years, including both Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination. I currently serve as the Regional Director and Co-Tournament Director for the Louisiana Destination Imagination program and have served as a Global Final Appraiser.


     Parkway High School provides a wonderful educational environment for students and teachers and I am honored to work with educators and students in south Bossier City!





Join my class on Remind! Text the code "@aimphs" to 81010 or add the class using this link!