Elementary Gifted and Talented Program
Grades K - 6
The elementary program centers around teaching students tools to enhance their critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving skills. In the elementary program, services are delivered through two different models--itinerant push in and resource pull-out services. Both service models are one day a week programs where students attend class taught by a gifted endorsed teacher.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: Identified K-2 students attaining a 97th percentile or above in the verbal, quantitative or nonverbal portion of the Cognitive Abilities Test will have an Educational Service Plan (ESP) written for them. The plan will be developed and implemented by the regular classroom teacher with assistance from district personnel. Resources and ongoing district support will also be provided to the classroom teacher as needed.
3rd - 6th Grade: Students who score at or above the 97th percentile in one area of the Cognitive Abilities Test will be provided services through the resource pull-out classroom.
Pull-out Class Curriculum
In the resource pull-out program, class instruction focuses on developing problem solving skills. By learning tools to enhance creative and critical thinking, students will be able to tackle increasing more complex, authentic problems or challenges. Students learn about different problem solving approaches including Creative Problem Solving and the engineering design process. Typically, students will participate in a long-term investigation each year that culminates in the application of learned/researched information.
Important Dates 2017-2018
August 14, 15,18: Testing for gifted placement
August 21: 1st day of Gifted classes
October 16-20: Parent Conference Week
November 6-9: 2nd Grade Otis-Lennon testing
November 13-17: Fall testing for gifted placement
January 16-19: Parent Conference Week
March 19-23: Spring testing for Fall gifted placement
May 3: Taylor Jr. High Testing 1P - 4P
May 7: Smith Jr. High Testing 9:30-11:30 Room 303
May 9: Poston Jr. High Testing 9:45 AM
May 10: Parent Experience 6P
May 18: Last day of pull-out classes
July 30: Taylor Jr. High Testing 9A - Noon
Nov 30: Taylor Jr. High Testing 1P - 4P