Gifted and Talented Service Design

  • The district will provide an array of learning opportunities for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12.  Schools can select from the following service design options listed below.

    Elementary

    (Campus administration will select a service option from below.)

    Option 1 Gifted and Talented Homogeneous Classroom

    Identified gifted and talented students are grouped together and receive differentiated instruction to meet their learning needs. A minimum of 18 identified gifted and talented students are required for a homogenous grouped classroom.

    Option 2 Cluster Grouped in the General Education Classroom

    Identified gifted and talented students are clustered or grouped with students not identified as gifted and talented within the general education classroom and receive differentiated instruction to meet their learning needs.

    Option 3 Combination of GT Homogenous and GT Cluster Grouped

    This model is appropriate in schools with varying number of GT students at each grade level. Placement of students will be according to the descriptions listed in option 1 and option 2. Students will receive differentiated instruction to meet their learning needs.

    Elementary Instructional Expectations

    Expectations include completion of at least one advanced level research project/product per semester and use of district curriculum documents. Students will participate in a campus and/or district gifted and talented expo each semester showcasing their project they completed within the semester. A gifted and talented progress report will be completed and sent home with each identified G/T student at the end of each semester.

    Secondary

     
    1.  At the middle school level, scholars will be automatically enrolled in all four Pre-AP courses.
    2.  At the high school level, students are required to enroll in at least on or more Pre-AP, AP, G/T Mentorship or Dual Credit courses.  
    3.  Students enrolled in AP Courses are expected to take the AP Exam for the course in which the student is enrolled.
    4.  Students identified as G/T are encouraged to participate in academic competitions that wil allow students to deepen their knowledge about a topic/subject, and challenge students to build research skills.

     

    Secondary Instructional Expectations

    Gifted and Talented instructional activities are located within district curriculum documents. In addition, students are expected to complete an advanced level research project/product (one project per semester).  Students are expected to participate in a campus and/or district gifted and talented expo each semester showcasing their research completed within the semester/year.