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G/T Information

Nomination Form for G/T

Nemo Vista Public Schools

5690 Hwy 9 Center Ridge, AR 72027



I would like to nominate _____________________________for the Gifted and Talented program.  The student is in _____grade.



I believe that this student needs services in the GT program because:


This student has the following gifts and talents:


Please sign:

This form may be returned to the Gifted and Talented Coordinator, the Elementary Office, Middle School Office, or High School Office.


After nomination, all students must have parental permission to begin the screening process.  Please see the GT Coordinator or a member of the GT Advisory Committee with any concerns.  Every effort is made to ensure non-discriminatory screening.


Nemo Vista Schools is accepting nominations of students for the Gifted and Talented Program.  Nominations are accepted at any time  during the school year.  Students showing superior academic achievement or the potential for superior achievement are eligible.  These students should show outstanding ability in some area.  They do not have to be straight A students.

Students may be nominated by parents, teachers, themselves, their peers, or community members.  They should have  at least completed  second grade.  Nomination forms are available from Sarah McVey, G/T Teacher/Coordinator at Nemo Vista Schools.  Please send nominations to her at 5690 Highway 9 Center Ridge, AR 72027 or call her at 893-2811.





















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State Definition of Gifted and Talented

3.01 Gifted and Talented (Gifted) children and youth are those of high potential or ability, whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or service. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivations, and creative ability.

Goals of the Gifted and Talented Program

  1. Provide opportunities for students to pursue individual interests and develop talents


  1. Provide for the cognitive and academic development through challenging learning experiences; high emphasis on technology for the digital world and research (Teach students HOW to think, not WHAT to think)


  1. Provide support for the social and emotional needs of gifted students


Identification Process

Identification procedures are disseminated to parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members at annual community meetings, as well as, professional development for teachers and parent information meetings.

 Identification of the gifted includes a series of steps. The first step is referral. The second step is screening by the use of multiple methods. The third is gathering data and building case studies. Ideally, the process utilizes all information which can be gathered about a given student. Referral-students may be referred by teachers, principals, parents, peers, counselors, community members, or the student (at any time throughout the year).


Identification Committee

A committee of at least 5 professionals shall review the data on each child being referred to the Gifted and Talented Program. The process ensures blind screening which means at no time will the committee know the name of the child until AFTER a decision is made.






Data Collected: (Any or all of the following may be utilized.)

  • SAT, Iowa,ACT Aspire, or other norm referenced scores
  • Teacher Behavior Rating Scales
  • Parent Questionnaire/Parent Rating Scale
  • William’s Creativity Assessment Packet
  • Products, awards, etc.
  • Student Survey/Scale
  • KINGORE Observation Form
  • Work collected and recorded during enrichment classes



Identified G/T students in grades 3-6 are part of a pull-out program which puts them in the G/T room with the G/T Teacher for 150 minutes per week.  Whole group enrichment is done twice a month for 30 minutes at a time by the G/T Teacher.  Classroom teachers cover the other weeks’ enrichment needs. Identified students in grades 7-8 are served three days a week for 40 minutes each day by the G/T specialist in the G/T room.  Grades 9-12 are served with once monthly meetings with the G/T specialist and through AP, PAP, and Secondary Course content Classes.


Appeals Process

1. Parent will communicate the problem to the GT teacher/Coordinator in writing or in person. This communication should be specific in describing the needs of the child that are not being met.

2. GT Coordinator will contact the building principal and discuss the complaint made by the parent.

3. The building principal, GT coordinator, and the identification team will again review thoroughly the case study that was completed on the student.


The identification meeting shall:

Review pertinent data. Based on the consensus of the identification committee the decision may be one of the following:


a. Placement in the Gifted and Talented program

b. Uphold the initial decision


  Parents will be notified of the committee's decision.





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