Division Operational Definition of Giftedness
Such students demonstrate or have the potential to demonstrate superior reasoning; persistent intellectual curiosity; advanced use of language; exceptional problem solving; rapid acquisition and mastery of facts, concepts, and principles; and creative and imaginative expression across a broad range of intellectual disciplines beyond their age-level peers. Evidence of a student’s readiness for general intellectual aptitude services includes the evaluation of gifted behaviors as determined by teacher and parent rating scales, superior academic performance on norm-referenced aptitude criterion, referenced achievement data, prescribed identification activities, student products, and records of awards, honors, and grades. The school division does not allow any single criterion to deny or guarantee eligibility for general intellectual gifted services.
Delivery of Services
The division’s goal is to provide effective services to Gifted learners through a range of service delivery models and differentiation strategies. The delivery of services will provide differentiated instruction to exceed mastery of the SOL content. The delivery of services will provide students with individual access to the appropriate level of accelerated services. The division will offer services to identified students on an individual basis, as appropriate.
The school system services may include but are not limited to:
-Enrichment/extension activities within and outside the classroom
-Summer Regional Governor’s School
- Summer Residential Governor’s School
- Academic Year Governor’s School
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