Gifted and Talented

Gifted Program Evaluation

 

 

Mansfield Public Schools

Gifted and Talented Program

Program Overview

Our Gifted and Talented Program serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Weekly enrichment activities are provided for grades K-2. These activities are designed to introduce and develop skills beyond the basic curriculum.  Beginning in third grade, identified students participate in the program.  Identified students in grades 3-4 are served through a pull-out resource program for 150 minutes each week. Students in grades 5-6 are served through a pull-out resource program for 50 minutes each week, as well as, through secondary content classes.  Identified students in grades 7-12 may participate in the program through secondary content classes, a variety of Pre-AP and AP classes, and/or concurrent credit courses.     

Definition of GT  

Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

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 motivation, and creative ability.

 

 

To refer a student for gifted services, complete the form below and return to the elementary office, or pick up a referral packet at the elementary office.

Mansfield School District will begin Spring testing Monday, March 27, 2017 Students may be referred any time in grades two through twelve, but formal service for identified students begins in the 3rd grade. If you feel your child would benefit from Gifted and Talented services, you can pick up a referral packet in the Elementary, or Middle School Offices. Please fill out the forms and return to one of the offices by Friday, March 10, 2017.

*Referral period is from Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, March 3, 2017.

 

Mansfield Gifted and Talented Recommendation for Services Form

 

Persons interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented Program may contact:

Tracy Dedmon

Mansfield Public Schools

100 North Walnut

Mansfield, AR 72944

Ph. (479) 928-4866

tdedmon@mansfieldtigers.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Information:

Mansfield GIfted and Talented Policies and Procedures Handbook

 

Characteristics of a Gifted Learner

 

To learn more about Gifted & Talented (GT) education in Arkansas,  please click here: GT FAQs

 

  

Tracey Dedmon

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