Gifted students are those who perform at or have demonstrated the
potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields compared
with 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 or 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 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
To make a referral, contact the Gifted Teacher assigned at the student’s