Philosophy

Philosophy

            Programs in public schools are built on a belief that all students are unique individuals. We be that gifted and talented individuals have special characteristics and learning styles that require special provisions, experiences, and services not provided for in the regular instructional program. Gifted and talented students are outstanding producers and consumers of knowledge and ideas. They may have potential abilities in general intelligence, exceptional leadership, and specified aptitudes. These abilities must be cultivated, nurtured, and developed. This program will respect the uniqueness of all individuals, the broad range of cultural diversity present in our society, and the similarities and differences in learning characteristics that can be found within any group of students. We will work to make our testing unbiased to the diverse population found in the school.

            Gifted and talented student must also be provided opportunities to interact with their peers, and to work with materials, which challenge their abilities and encourage them to expand their abstract thinking and reasoning abilities. Maximizing the potential of gifted and talented students requires a commitment of school, community, and home. We are committed to providing a program for identifying and meeting the needs and interests of our gifted and talented students. Identification and placement of these students will be based on documented objective and subjective evidence of above average ability, creative ability, task commitment, skills and products.