Junior High Gifted and Talented Program
Grades 7-8

Gifted Identification

Depending on a student's test scores, they will be enrolled in concurrent classes according to the criteria below:

  • Students scoring at or above the 90th percentile in VERBAL reasoning will be concurrently enrolled in Honors English and Honors Social Studies classes.
  • Students scoring at or above the 90th percentile in QUANTITATIVE reasoning will be concurrently enrolled in Honors Mathematics and Honors Science classes.
  • Students scoring at or above the 90th percentile in NON-VERBAL (spatial) reasoning will be concurrently enrolled in Honors Mathematics and Honors Science classes and will focus on strategies that the teacher may use to support a student with his/her approach to learning verbal content more successfully by using visual organizers or other support strategies.
*Atypical Identification: Students with academic needs that are atypical may be identified through various other data points, such as the AZELLA test for second language learners.

An individualized plan for differentiation may be developed to include any of the following options:

  • specialized program of study 
  • accelerated course placement
  • accelerated grade placement

Program Overview

In junior high, gifted services are delivered through concurrent enrollment in the core subject areas.  These classes will focus on higher level thinking skills while integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.  Each of these concurrent enrollment classes will be taught by an gifted endorsed teacher, and teachers will collaborate in order to create cohesive units of study.

Testing Process

Appeal Process

Intervention Process