Nemo Vista Enrichment/Gifted and Talented Services
Arkansas Department of Education Definition of Gifted:
Gifted and Talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability, whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated education experience and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, creative ability
Nemo Vista Gifted and Talented Program:
Gifted and Talented teacher will provide the following service to students:
K-2 Whole Group Enrichment 30 minutes per week
3-Enrichment every week (until Sept)
3-GT Pull out 150 minutes per week
4-6 Pull out Service 150 minutes per week
7-8 Pull out Service 3 times per week for 50 minutes and Secondary Course Classes
9-12 Secondary Course Classes, AP, and Concurrent Credit classes and weekly X period student meetings
Gifted and Talented Curriculum Goals:
Provide opportunities for students to pursue individual interests and develop talent.
Provide support for the social and emotional needs of gifted students.
Provide differentiation in content, process, and/or product.
Provide opportunities for creativity, investigation of problems in depth, develop products (both digital and paper based), presentation skills, and higher order thinking skills.
Gifted and Talented Referral Stages:
Stage 1 Referral: A student is referred for Gifted and Talented services. A referral form can be found on the district website, in the elementary, middle school, and high school offices. Referral may be made at any time during the school year. Referral can be made by parents, teachers, principals, counselors, or community members.
Stage 2 Data Collection: Data is collected from a variety of sources to aid in making decisions for selection of students who are in need of gifted and talented services. Parents will be notified by Gifted and Talented Coordinator of referral and permission to collected data forms must be signed by parent.
Stage 3 Data Analysis and Placement: A committee of at least 5 members analyzes data to determine the best placement of the student. This committee receives training before placement meetings. Student placement decisions are based on a multiple criterion. No single criterion or cut-off score is used to include or exclude a student. Placement meetings will be held in October and April.
Step 1: Request an initial meeting with the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at your child's school.
Step 2: If the decision is still unsatisfactory, a written formal appeal may be submitted. Upon receipt of a formal notice of appeal, the GT Coordinator may collect additional information/data concerning the student. A district appeals committee of at least 5 professional educators, chaired by the GT Coordinator, will review the appeal.
Step 3: The decision will be based on multiple criteria and communication regarding a decision will be made to the referring party in writing. The decision by the Appeals Committee is final.
**Procedures used in the identification process are non-discriminatory with respect to race, cultural or economic background, religion, national origin, sex or handicapping condition.