How are Students Identified?

Gifted and talented students are those who are identified as demonstrating high performance ability or potential in academic and/or artistic areas and therefore require educational programming beyond that normally provided by the general school programming in order to achieve their potential.  (From State Regulations, R43-220, 06/28/13)
Gifted and talented students may be found within any racial, ethnic, or socio-economic group; within any nationality, within both genders; and within populations with disabilities.
The identification of academically gifted and talented students is a multi-step process which consists of screening and referral, assessment of eligibility, and placement. The objective of the grade 2 testing program is to evaluate each student for the purpose of placement into a district gifted and talented program.
The identification of artistically gifted and talented students is a multi-step process which consists of nomination and recommendation by arts teachers, parent notification, and audition and screening. This process begins in the winter with identified students enrolled during the following school year.
Please click the links on the right for more information on the academic and/or artistically gifted and talented components.