Gifted & Talented Services

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Definition of Gifted:
"Gifted and talented children" mean those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.

Gifted children represent all cultural, ethnic, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds and may demonstrate both gifts and disabilities. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any individual area or combination of these 14 areas of giftedness:

General or Specific Cognitive Ability

Specific Academic Aptitude:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages
Creative Ability

Leadership Ability

Specific Talent Aptitude:
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Dance
  • Psychomotor Abilities
Jon Paul Burden, Director of Special Programs, District Office
Christina Sutter, TOSA GATE Coordinator, Severance Middle School
Ruth Brunner, Windsor Middle School GATE
Nancy Cox, Severance Middle School and Mtn. View GATE
Kendra Jacoby, Skyview School of STEM
Tammy Randle, Tozer Primary
Lucinda Orr, Grandview Elementary
Amanda Isenbart, Range View Elementary