GIFTED AND TALENTED (GATE) PROGRAM
As required by state regulations, Lawrence County Schools define gifted and talented students as a category of exceptional children. All schools must select/identify and provide services to gifted and talented students in grades K-12 in the following categories:
General Intellectual Aptitude
Specific Academic Aptitude
Visual and Performing Arts
Students in grades K-3 are informally nominated for the Primary Talent Pool.
Students in grades 4-12 are formally identified for gifted and talented services.
The selection/identification process requires a combination of informal documentation and standardized assessments as appropriate.
Articulated services that are qualitatively differentiated and that include multiple delivery options matched to students needs, interests, may include:
Acceleration by Subject or Grade
Differentiated Study Experiences
Collaborative Teaching and Consultation Services
A Gifted Student Services Plan (GSSP) is developed annually for all formally identified students in grades 4-12. The GSSP outlines area(s) of identification, and service options that will be utilized to meet individual student needs.