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): Elizabeth Lockwood
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: Screener date is Tuesday October 1st, 2019
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: 7th/8th Grade Testing date is Monday October 28th, 2019, all parent forms will be due to the GT Coordinator one week prior to testing.
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: Students that qualify are able to participate in the honors math classes.
Differentiated Learning Pathways: “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Differentiation occurs through project options provided to students through individual teachers and contents. IB MYP Program offers opportunities to develop practical connections between content studies and the real world.
Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment: “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Students are able to individualize their learning through projects and the after school enrichment opportunities available to them. Enrichment (during the school day): Choice projects based on ALP goals. Enrichment (outside of the school day): Spelling bee, art club, foreign language, leadership (Comet Crew, NJHS, Student Council) book club, creative writing club, math counts
Social-Emotional Learning: “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include: Students will be invited to attend after-school enrichment programs, counseling/reflection groups, and leadership/volunteer groups.