Gifted, talented and creative children have the potential to perform at remarkably high levels for their age, experience, or environment. Our GT programs and services help these students thrive by offering challenging and supportive educational experiences. Together, these programs and services nurture the academic, creative, artistic and social/emotional needs of gifted, talented and creative children.
1. Identify students who demonstrate exceptional abilities and require services beyond the regular classroom through appropriate methods. A major component of the identification method is seeking out students from underrepresented populations (such as children of color and children from low socioeconomic backgrounds).
2. Develop programs and services (K-12) that are continuous at all school sites appropriate for the academic, creative, artistic, leadership abilities, social, and emotional needs of identified gifted/talented/creative students. Programs and services will include:
Every school site has developed services to respond to the varied needs, talents and interests of their students. The programs and services consist of:
LEVEL 1: Differentiation of Curriculum
Focus is on expanding, extending and enhancing learning opportunities for all students. Options are implemented within the school's curriculum and instruction and are made possible by the classroom teacher.
LEVEL 2: Enrichment and Extension
Student selected or teacher directed activities which enrich or expand beyond the regular classroom curriculum. The gifted and talented coordinators collaborate with schools to develop plans for implementing greater choices at this level.
LEVEL 3: Individualized Services
Focus on offering programs and services to those students with unique needs not met by level 1 or 2. Such services include: