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Nemo Vista Gifted and Talented Services


Nemo Vista Gifted and Talented





 Fall  2021 Referrals for Gifted and Talented services are open to teachers, students, parents, and community members.  Please see referral forms located under gifted and talented referral stages.

Brandi Hill-Lewis K-12 Gifted and Talented Coordinator/ AP Coordinator 


Gifted and Talented Handbook

DESE Gifted and Talented Page


19-20 Program Evaluation/Report to the Public Information


K-12 Scope and Sequence

K-2 Scope and Sequence

3-5 Scope and Sequence

6-8 Scope and Sequence

9-12 Scope and Sequence

Activity Calendars

K-3                    1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks      4th Nine Weeks

4-5  Grades       1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks       4th Nine Weeks

6-8 Grades        1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks       4th Nine Weeks

9-12 Grades       1st Nine Weeks    2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks       4th Nine Weeks

High School        AP information

          Gifted and Talented Important Dates


Quiz Bowl Information




Nine Weeks Unit Goals

1st Nine Weeks                                                  2nd Nine Weeks                                           3rd Nine Weeks                                           4th Nine Weeks

Personal Health and Wellness                           Word Study                                                   The Art of Design                                        Research

Sept K-2   3-5   6-8  9-12                                    Oct K-2     3-5     6-8    9-12                        Jan K-2     3-5     6-8    9-12                        Mar  K-2     3-5     6-8    9-12

Oct   K-2   3-5    6-8  9-12                                   Nov K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12                        Feb  K-2    3-5    6-8    9-12                        Apr   K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12   

                                                                            Dec K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12                        Mar  K-2    3-5    6-8    9-12                        May  K-2    3-5    6-8     9-12




September        October        November        December        January        February        March        April        May


What does it mean to be Gifted:


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 Student Handbook

Gifted and Talented teacher will provide the following service to students:

K-2 Whole Group Enrichment 30 minutes per week

3-Enrichment every biweekly

4-6 Pull out Service 150 minutes per week

7-8 Pull out Service 3 times per week for 40 minutes and Pre-AP English

9-12 Secondary Course Classes, Pre-AP, AP, and Concurrent Credit classes and weekly X period student meetings


Gifted and Talented Curriculum Goals:

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

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

  3. Provide differentiation in content, process, and/or product.

  4. 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.

 Teacher Referral Form    Parent Referral Form      Gifted Behaviors


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.  

Data Collection


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.

Appeal Process:

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.
















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