Gifted students are those students who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents/guardians, peers, self or any other individuals with knowledge of the student‟s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals, using a gifted behavior checklist. For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.
To make a referral, contact the gifted specialist at 256-927-4019 or the counselor at your child’s school.