The identification schedule for the various programs follows a specific schedule:
Specific Academic Aptitude I - Early Fall - August 31
Music - Fall - Sept 31
Art - Fall - December 3
Theater - Fall - November 1
Specific Academic Aptitude II - Winter - January 16
Each program has its own separate criteria for eligibility AS DOES EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STATE. In the event a student has participated in another gifted and talented program outside of
Since we believe the student is gifted all the time, the student's core curriculum is differentiated in the regular classroom using various strategies. Clustering and grouping are implemented as appropriate. At various times of the year, plans are communicated to parents through newsletters or during conferences. Throughout the school year, enrichment activities are planned that give students of similar abilities the opportunity to work together. These activities may take place before or after school, on Saturday, or during the school day.
Once a student qualifies for a program, they remain in the program through High School as long as evaluations and progress are acceptable. If a change of placement is advised or requested, a meeting between school personnel and parents will take place to determine the best action for the student.