Overview of Program

  

 

Overview of Program

     Our Gifted and Talented Program serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Weekly enrichment activities are provided for grades K-2, which are designed to introduce and develop skills beyond the basic curriculum. Students are identified to participate in the program beginning in Third Grade.  Identified students in grades 3-5 are served through a pull-out resource program with a scheduled period of 150 minutes per week.  Students in grades 6-12 may participate in the program through Secondary Content Classes, Accelerated Classes, a variety of AP classes, and/or Concurrent Credit Courses.

 

                                        Definition of Gifted and Talented

    Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and education needs require qualitatively differentiated education experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development will be  evidenced through an interaction of the following characteristics:
                           

. above-average ability

. creativity and

. task committment