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Gifted and Talented Services Model K-12

Kindergarten     

    Students who are referred by January 31st will be screened and parents will be notified of the results prior to March 1st.  If identified students begin receiving services the first week of March.  Kindergarten students are served by their classroom teacher who is trained in gifted education.  Students will be served with differentiated curriculum in their classrooms. 

1st-4th Grade

Identified students will receive gifted and talented services in a weekly pull-out program with the G/T Specialist. In addition, students will be clustered in the general classroom with their gifted peers and taught by G/T trained teachers who will differentiate the curriculum where necessary to meet the individual needs of the students. These students will participate in the annual Gifted and Talented Showcase in the spring. 

 
5th Grade & 6th Grade
 
Identified students will receive gifted and talented services in a weekly pull-out program with the G/T Specialist. In addition, students will be clustered in the general classroom with their gifted peers and taught by G/T trained teachers who will differentiate the curriculum where necessary to meet the individual needs of the students. These students will participate in the annual Gifted and Talented Showcase in the spring.   
 

7th-8th Grade

Identified students will be required to enroll in at least one advanced class, Pre-Advanced Placement Reading/Language Arts or Pre-Advanced Placement Math/Algebra in order to remain in the G/T Program.  The student may choose which course to take if enrolling in only one; if the student is identified in only Language Arts or only Math, they must take that advanced course. Gifted and Talented students will be clustered in the Pre-AP courses with other JMS students.  Required academic curriculum is appropriately differentiated for the G/T students.  Pre-AP teachers will be trained in both AP instruction and Gifted and Talented instruction.

 

9th-12th Grade

Identified high school students are served through the Pre Advanced Placement/ Advanced Placement program in the four core academic areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies), Distinguished Achievement Program, Dual Enrollment, OnRamps, Interdisciplinary Studies Mentorship and various extracurricular academic competitions and organizations.  Identified students will be required to enroll in at least one advanced core academic class in order to remain in JISD GT Program.  The student may choose which course to take if enrolling in only one; if the student is identified in less than the 4 core areas then they must take that advanced course in one of their identified areas.  All teachers serving G/T students will be trained in both gifted and talented instruction and AP instruction.