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Gifted and Talented

Arkansas for Gifted & Talented Education

GT Coordinator
Lynell Bowen

About Gifted & Talented

All Kindergarten through second-grade teachers have received Talents Unlimited Training (official 2-day workshop); therefore, kindergarten through second-grade students will receive whole group enrichment in their classroom.  Whole group enrichment lessons, designed by G/T specialist/classroom teacher, emphasizing creativity, problem-solving, logic, and critical thinking are taught to all kindergarten through second-grade students on a weekly basis.

Students that are identified GT in 3rd and 4th grades are pulled out and serviced in small groups for 150 minutes each week with a certified GT facilitator.

Students in fifth and sixth grade receive services through Pre-AP English and Pre-AP Math classes. 

Students in 7-12 participate in at least one Pre-Advanced Placement or Advanced Placement class.  AP classes are Advanced Placement classes based on college-level textbooks.  Students may earn both high school and college credits in these classes.

Students are identified and placed in the GATE Program after an evaluation committee has carefully analyzed their standardized test scores, teacher rating scales, and parent and/or student questionnaires.  The committee looks for evidence of an interaction of above-average intellectual ability, task commitment, and creative ability.

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