Gifted and Talented

The Gifted and Talented Program provides enrichment to the learner who is identified as having unusually high ability in certain areas. Students are screened in the fall of 4th grade. Teachers and/or parents may refer students in grades 1,2 or 3 to the Gifted and Talented Program for early screening, if deemed necessary. Students who are identified are given the opportunity to meet with one of the district’s GT teachers in a small group setting, enabling them to have different learning experiences than they might otherwise have in the classroom. These students generally meet with one of our GT teachers for an hour, on a once a week basis. In some cases students and the GT teacher meet more often. Their special projects include, but are not limited to, compass work and map making, origami, historical investigations using primary resources, puppetry, gardening, and movie-making. In addition, the Gifted and Talented Program may provide direct instruction in mathematics and/or language arts, if dictated by special circumstance.