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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Briana Williams-Pacheco & Jacquelyn VanAuken

Email(s): briana.b.williams@adams12.org & van018216@adams12.org

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: 2nd Grade NNAT & COGAT Testing will occur on November 12th, 2020

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 fill out the following link: 2020-2021 GT Identification Process Request

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: Nominations Due Fall Conferences  

Gifted & Talented Program Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”

Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth

Reading: Students will have opportunities for higher level critical thinking using novel sets. 

Math: Students participate in enrichment activities within the EDM4 curriculum and play math games that promote higher level critical thinking. 

Content: Each grade level hosts an inquiry based unit for students to explore and take action on a real world problem. 

School Offerings: Leroy Talent Pool, Coding program, Battle of the Books, Choir, Art Club, Junior Great Books, Mad Science, The Collaborative Gamers Club, Service Learning, Spelling Bee

Approach to teaching and learning: Depth & Complexity, Inquiry, Service Learning, Problem Based Learning, Depth of Knowledge, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”

Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge

School Offerings: International Baccalaureate, Small Group Instruction, flexible grouping, ST Math, passion projects, RAZ Kids, Words Their Way, Extra Curricular Activities 

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”

Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities

We offer a multitude of after school clubs and activities geared toward stretching students’ creativity, experiencing new learning, and helping students become self directed learners. Grade levels K-5 offer opportunities for passion projects. Fifth graders design their own unit of inquiry around a real world problem, research and develop a plan to take action in the world. This experience ends in a celebration of learning night, called Exhibition.