Mission

The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that match the unique characteristics and needs of these students.

 

Gifted Program Goals

Goal I: To support the core areas of learning at a pace, complexity, abstractness, and depth appropriate for gifted learners.

Goal II: To develop an understanding of concepts, themes, and issues that are fundamental to the disciplines as well as society and to develop an appreciation for the interrelationships among disciplines.

Goal III: To develop inquiry skills at a level of complexity, abstractness, and depth appropriate for gifted learners.

Goal IV: To develop the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making at a level of complexity, abstractness, and depth appropriate for gifted learners.

Goal V: To develop proficiency in communicating abstract and complex ideas, relationships, and issues.

 

 

Academic Program Referral
Administrators, parents, teachers, and students may refer students for screening for the gifted program. Click here for the 2016-17 Request for Academic Screening form.
Forms are also available at all schools. Initial screening will take place during the Fall of each school year. Because the screening process is multi-faceted and some students may require additional testing in the winter and spring, final results may not be available until May or later. Parents will be notified of screening results as soon as the process is complete.
All second grade students are screened through census testing that takes place in late October. Parents will receive results from the school in January. Only those second grade students who have met the eligibility requirements will be notified by the district.