Desktop Schools Popup

Select a School

Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented children are those students with outstanding abilities and capable of higher performance when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment. They have significantly different educational needs from their peers and require educational differentiation as a regular part of their school day to ensure they reach their full potential.
 
These services are available at all elementary and middle schools.
 
All District 196 students will have access to Gifted and Talent Development (GTD) services in the hybrid learning model and in the Digital Academy. Each school’s Gifted and Talent Development teacher will provide GTD service to their school’s students in the hybrid model and Digital Academy. GTD teachers will communicate through classroom teachers and/or school communications how all students can access enrichment options and learning extensions. Parents of formally identified gifted students will receive direct communication from their child’s GTD teacher within the first two weeks of school.
 
Upcoming Events
 

District 196 uses multiple criteria to help identify gifted and talented children. For more information, see policy 610 under Board Policy.