The gifted support program provides enrichment activities and acceleration opportunities that enhance and extend the regular curriculum. Students are given the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities to expand their knowledge base and to strengthen their creative thinking skills in an environment that encourages the pursuit of individual interests and knowledge.
Recommendations for Gifted Support Services come through the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTII) Team, testing data, teacher recommendation or parent referral. A gifted screener is given to any student thought to be eligible for gifted services. If the student passes the gifted screener a Permission to Evaluate for gifted services is then sent to the parent/guardian. If a student qualifies for gifted support a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) may be developed. Parents will be part of the team throughout the entire process.
Per district and state procedure, a student may qualify for gifted support services if one or more of the following criteria is met:
- A full scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) of 130 is achieved.
- A full scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) of 125 is achieved and the student passed ALL of the items on the gifted screening criteria.
- A full scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) of 125 is achieved and the student scored in the Very Superior range (130+) in the Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial or Fluid Reasoining Index Scores.
If you have further questions regarding the gifted program please contact:
Kathryn Stewart, Gifted Faciliator, K-5
Heather Fry, Gifted Facilitator, 6-12/Acadmeic Games K-12
Jennifer Connelly, Director of Pupil Services
724-458-6733 ext. 2140