Carver Center is a unique campus offering one of the finest gifted and talented programs in the state of Texas serving identified G/T students of Midland Independent School District. The program was originally created through the inspirations of Patricia Maurer, retired principal of Carver Center, and Dr. Joseph Baressi, retired superintendent of MISD. The Board of Trustees and subsequent superintendents have continued to support the program because of the extraordinary successes of the students.
Under the leadership of Dr. Ryder Warren, Superintendent of MISD, school year 2011-2012 marked a significant change in programming. On August 22, 2011, Carver Center opened its doors as a full time elementary school for identified gifted and talented students in grades two through six. Extensive retrofitting has occurred including but not limited to the construction of a full purpose library, relocating and upgrading the computer lab, replacing and enlarging playground areas, and installing wireless networking in all areas. In August of 2015, Carver opened its doors to MISD 1st grade GT students. This new addition once again shows the committment that the MISD leadership and the school board have for Carver Center and MISD's Gifted Program.
Curriculum re-programming is ongoing as we honor our treasured past but embrace the future. Each grade level continues to be involved in a theme based study in the four core content areas. In-depth research and projects are the focus of the enrichment studies that enhance the district curriculum. The tradition of achievement, not only local, but also state and national recognition for Carver is being embraced by students and faculty.
Key to any successful school is the support of parents. Carver Center is grateful for the opportunity to serve with extraordinary parents in providing for our children.
Throughout the site, I hope that you will notice the emphasis on student achievement—the focus of all our endeavors.