2016 Report to the Public

Re: Gifted and Talented Report to the Public 

Date: October 25, 2016 @ 6:00

Total: The Ozark GT program currently serves 99 students in grades 3rd- 12th grade (55 Girls/44 Boys)



General nominations are accepted anytime during the year, but are especially encouraged during April for placement for the following year. Nomination forms are available on our school website or by contacting the classroom teacher or GT Coordinator.



High School (10th -12th) students are served through Concurrent Credit, Secondary Content, AP and Pre-AP courses and monthly meets with GT instructor via meeting and/or email. AP courses follow a prescribed scope and sequence meeting College Board requirements. Both AP and Pre-AP courses are taught by instructors who are trained in providing differentiation for GT students. Students are also encouraged to participate in concurrent credit courses which allows them to receive both high school and college credit at the same time.

Junior High (8th -9th) students are served through Pre-AP and/or Secondary content teachers in the core areas and monthly meets with GT instructor via meeting and/or email. Teachers in these areas have had training in differentiation for GT Students

Middle School (6th-7th) students receive services through secondary content classes and monthly meets with GT instructor via meeting and/or email. Teachers in all the core content classes have received training in providing differentiation for GT students.

Elementary (3rd-5th) students are served through a pull-out program for 150 minutes of direct instruction provided by the GT teacher.

Elementary Enrichment (K-2nd) students are served through whole group enrichment each week. Kindergarten is provided by a certified teacher under the supervision of the GT teacher for 40 minutes/week. Grades 1 and 2 are served for 30 minutes/week by the GT teacher. Lessons are designed around Common Core Standards and GT Curriculum Frameworks from the district’s coop.


Staying Connected with the Community:

A face book page has been added, just search Ozark’s G-Team. Please like and follow are page to see things that are happening with the GT students in Ozark.

There is a GT link under the Departments tab on the Ozark Hillbilly Homepage. (Nomination and Evaluation forms, parent and student resources, GT Rules and Regulations, GT offerings and pictures of activities we do throughout the year are available on the site.) 

2015-2016 G-Team Competition Highlights:

. 2nd place in the Elementary Engineering competition at the Science Olympiad

. 4th and 5th Quiz Bowl Teams won 1st place at the Quiz bowl tournament

. 6th grade and Junior High Coop Quiz bowl team placed 4th in their tournament.

. AGQBA Junior High team placed 4th in the district tournament which qualified them for the state competition. This year we will have a Junior High team under the direction of Shannon Chrisman and a Senior High team under the direction of Tracie Marlin and Tracy Dawa.

. In 3rd and 4th Chess division we brought home the silver medal for placing second and we had two individuals bring home Bronze Medals.  Junior High Chess team we had an individual winner bringing home a Bronze medal.

. 5 of our students at the middles school level poems were chosen to be published in the WITS (Writer’s in the Schools) anthology collection.

. 3 of our students qualified for the state in the You Be the Chemist Challenge.