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Gifted and Talented Development

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. 

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

For more information, checkout the District 196 GTD webpage and our Westview GTD Specialist, Mrs. Andersen's webpage

Update:

Due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, District 196 will delay screening and assessment for gifted identification until 2021-22. Gifted and talent development services continue to be available to all elementary and middle school students. Students do not need to be identified as gifted to participate in enrichment opportunities and to receive differentiated instruction for their advanced learning needs. More information may be found in the link below:

FAQS AND UPDATES TO 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 SCREENING PROCESS - PLEASE READ!

Contact

Molly Andersen

 

MOLLY ANDERSEN     

Gifted & Talented Development Specialist

952-431-8380 ext. 84362