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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Bessemer City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dr. Jameka Thomas, Section 504; and Title IX Coordinator

1621 – 5th Avenue North

Bessemer, Alabama 35021

Phone: 205.432.3028 Email: jathomas@bessk12.org

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
services.
To make a referral, contact the Gifted Teacher assigned at the student’s
school.