The curriculum for the gifted program grades K-3 consists of thematic units aimed at developing higher-level thinking skills. This curriculum provides young gifted students the opportunity to develop emerging skills in the four core areas, creativity, leadership, and the fine arts. Problem solving and original product development are emphasized within this 45 minute daily pullout program with a GT certified teacher. For additional questions please contact the GT teacher of record for your students’ grade level.
First- Ms. Rose
Second- Miss. Sandoval
Third- Mrs. Foust & Miss. Garcia
Identification and Screening
The process includes nomination, screening, and the appropriate placement of students. Any student in the primary grades may be nominated by a parent, teacher or other concerned individual to participate in the screening process. Nomination packets are available at the front office upon request. All exams are pre-ordered by the Testing Center therefore, all nomination packets must be submitted 10 days prior to the testing date. Packets submitted on the day of testing will not be accepted.
Qualification is based on five criteria:
Standardized General Intellectual Ability Test (under review by Advanced Academic Services)
Behavioral Characteristics Log (teacher evaluation)
Student Classroom Activities (research-based creative, critical, and problem solving thinking skills activities)
Cumulative Grade Point Average
After all data is gathered a GT meeting is scheduled. The GT committee then reviews individual student data to determine placement. Results are then sent home with students approximately 6-8 weeks after the testing date. Students who do not fully qualify will have appeal options or may retest after 90 days.
Advanced Academic Services is in the process of hiring testing administrators. Testing dates TBA.
Please be advised that the Testing Center no longer test for GT at central office throughout the school year. All testing is completed at each individual campus. Nomination packets submitted after the last testing date will be placed on a wait list. If more than 15 nominations are submitted an additional test date will be scheduled.