Gifted and Talented Program

  • PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Grades K–3: 4 of the 5 criteria:  A high DRA 2 scor, DIBELS score, and holistic writing rubric score, a strong teacher recommendation based on achievement of criteria established at each grade level and a high Language Arts teacher rating score.

    Grades 4–6: A 5 score on the PARCC (ELA/Math) and 3 of the 4 criteria:  A strong teacher recommendation based on acheivement of criteria established at each grade level, a high holistic writing rubric score, a Lexile score in the "exceeds" range and/or high honor roll 3 of 4 marking periods.

    Grades 7–8: A 5 score on the PARCC (ELA/Math) and 3 of the 4 criteria:  A strong teacher recommendation based on achievement of criteria established at each grade level, a high holistic writing rubric score, a Lexile score in the "exceeds" range and/or high honor roll 3 of 4 marking periods.

    Grades 9–12: A 5 score on the PARCC (ELE/Math_ and 3 of the 4 criteria:  A strong teacher recommendation based on achievement of criteria established at each grade level, a high holistic writing rubric score and high honor roll 3 of 4 marking periods.

    Curricular Options:

    Independent study, differentiated instruction, enrichment activities and programs, visual and performing arts activities, tiered assignments, flexible skills grouping, mentoring, after school clubs, Destination Imagination, Honors Programs and Advanced Placement courses in MHS.

    Individual Gifted Plan:

    Parents and students will meet with the program advisers and/or classroom teachers to develop and implement a plan for the school year.

    Program Assessment:

    Student portfolios of progress will be maintained by classroom teachers to monitor individual growth. Review of student, parent and staff feedback will be ongoing. Some students may participate in an end of year presentation.

    APPEAL PROCESS

    Parent, teachers and/or administrators may initiate the appeal process. The program team will review documentation which includes new pertinent information not previously considered. New information should include a parent letter specifying examples of academic excellence.