Gifted & Talented
- Our Vision and Mission - Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS)
- Process for Gifted and Talented (GT) Recommendation - Identification & Assessment
- GT Program Framework - Programming
- Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) Timeline and Criteria - Advanced Learning Plans
Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information
Name(s): Wendy Brewick
When is GT testing in my school?
Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.
Important dates for the universal screening process at our school: October 21, 2020 (2nd Grade Screening), October 28, 2020 (Make-up Screenings), February 16 - February 19, 2021 (All School Screenings)
Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.
If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.
Important dates for the GT recommendation process at our school: January 6, 2021 (Nomination Forms Due), January 25, 2021 (Electronic Signatures Due in IC)
Gifted & Talented Program Offerings
Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning: “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include: Extension lessons, literature circles/book clubs, higher order/in-depth questioning, Caldecot/Newberry challenge
Differentiated Learning Pathways: “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Grouping (cluster groups/flexible groups), independent study, tiered instruction
Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment: “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Innovation Hour (4th and 5th grade), Choir, Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade), Student Council (3rd -5th grade), Taver News Crew (5th grade)
Social-Emotional Learning: “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include: 2nd Step (Kinder-5th grade), Healthy Learning Pathways (2nd and 3rd grade), Teach One to Lead One (4th grade)