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Gifted & Talented

Gifted and Talented
Our Mission
The gifted and talented program provides instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude in language arts, science, social studies and/or mathematics. Identified GT students are served through group and individualized instruction in the classroom as well as through special programs. These special programs include extension of the regular classroom program, accelerated pacing, enrichment activities, dual credit coursework, and exams for acceleration.

All students who have previously been identified gifted are admitted into the program. Teachers, parents, or students may nominate students for the program. Nominated students will have the option to participate in assessment to determine eligibility for the program according to district guidelines.
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