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
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • 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:

  • Resource Groups
  • Cluster Groups
  • Advanced Placement
  • 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.