Program Description

  • Students, in grades K-12, who demonstrate advanced motivation and a high degree of intellectual, academic and creative abilities, are provided with special instructional services by the Program for Gifted and Advanced Students.

    Gifted services are provided through cluster grouping, advanced content, collaboration and academic internships.

    Referrals for consideration for eligibility for gifted services may be made by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self and other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities. Eligibility criteria for placement in this program are determined by the State Board of Education as outlined in State Rule 160-4-2-.38 Education Program for Gifted Students. Under this eligibility rule, students are evaluated in the areas of mental ability, achievement, creativity and motivation.  A variety of assessment instruments are used to measure this data.  To qualify for gifted program placement, students must meet the eligibility criteria in at least three of the four data categories or post qualifying scores in both mental ability and achievement.

    Gifted students are expected to receive a minimum of five periods of gifted level instruction a week.