Policy 2166 - Gifted and Talented Program

The term “gifted and talented” means students who are identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performing capabilities in intellectual, creative, specific academic or leadership areas, or the ability in the performing or visual arts and who are capable of high performance and require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the District in order to fully develop such capabilities.

By law, the District is required to provide for special instructional needs of gifted and talented children enrolled in the District. The Superintendent, in conjunction with the staff, shall develop the State required plan for the District’s gifted/talented program.

The Board designates the Superintendent to be responsible for development, supervision and implementation of the District’s gifted and talented program. Such program shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
  2. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
  3. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
  4. Development of originality and creativity.

The Superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for screening, nominating, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement, or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability and academic aptitude.

Legal References:
I.C. § 33-201 School Age
I.C. § 33-2001 Definitions
I.C. § 33-2003 Responsibility of school districts for education of gifted/talented children
IDAPA Gifted and Talented Programs

Policy History:
First Reading: 11/26/02
Adopted on: 1/28/03