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
- 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.
Early College Opportunities
|Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics||Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science|
Resources for High Potential and Gifted Students
|MindWare - Educational Toys||Prufrock Press - Resources for Gifted Students|
|Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program - High School||Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts - High School|
|Rogers Explorers - Middle School||Rogers Scholars - High School|
Summer Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students
|SCATS - Summer Camp - Middle School||VAMPY Summer Camp - Middle School and High School|