Elementary Gifted and Talented Program
Grades K - 6

Programming Overview

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: Identified gifted students are provided enrichment activities in their area of strength, which are delivered by the general education classroom. Gifted & talented teachers collaborate with the general education teacher to identify, discuss, and determine a student's individual enrichment needs. On-going communication and collaboration helps address any change in the student's enrichment needs. 

3rd - 6th Grade: Students who score a 97th percentile or above 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.

Elementary Gifted and Talented Staff

Important Dates 2020-2021

October 4-8: October Break

Dec 20-Jan. 2: Christmas Break

2nd Grade Testing ( In-person learners) : October 11 - November 17

4th Grade Testing (Remote learners): March 14 - April 29

March 7-11 - Spring Break

May 13: Last day of Gifted classes