Gifted and Talented

Philosophy

  • Gifted and talented students demonstrate high potential and/or performance in intellectual creative, artistic, leadership, or specific academic areas. The school District of Argyle seeks to assure that their special needs are understood and accommodated throughout the K-12 program. This is consistent with the belief that all students are entitled to an education commensurate with their abilities and reasonable interests.
  • Gifted and talented students are identified through multiple criteria and offered systematic and continuous instruction or activities deemed appropriate to their developmental capabilities. This is accomplished by differentiation of the regular curriculum, special group programming, and individualized services to their unique educational needs.

Philosophy

Alternative assignments

Higher level questions

Change in content/process

Invention activities

Compacting

Leadership skills

Competitions

Open-ended projects

Creative thinking skills

Pre-testing for mastery

Flexible grouping

Research projects

 

 

Special Group Programing  

Cluster group/classes

Honors/accelerated classes

Electives-talent areas

Pull-outs over time

Extra-curricular talent areas


Workshops

Group guidance

 

Individualized Services

Early entrance

Independent study

Acceleration (grad)

Individual counseling/guidance

Acceleration (subject)

Mentorship

Talent Search

 

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Parents act as students' primary guides and talent developers
  • Classroom teachers plan for all identified students K-12 and communicate plans to parents and students
  • Administrators encourage and help supervise gifted programming
  • Guidance counselor and psychologist provide support in meeting social, emotional and career needs
  • School psychologist provides testing and psychometric information as needed
  • Volunteer students, parents, and community members help with programming
  • Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee makes recommendations
  • Gifted and Talented Specialist coordinates all activities of the program

STRATEGIES

-Curriculum Differentiation

  • Individual basics through modification of content
  • Varying of process and product
  • Introduction of themes, issues and content aimed at the solution of problems which affect our future
  • Regular classroom enrichment

-Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Enrichment

-Encouragement of Independence and Self-direction

-Personal and Social Growth

-Career Exploration and Future Orientation

AREAS OF GIFTEDNESS

  • Academic
  • Intellectual
  • Creative
  • Visual and Performing
  • Leadership

CONTACT PERSON

Kayla Erickson

Title I/Gifted & Talented Teacher

14665 State Rd 78

Argyle, WI 53504

Phone: 608-543-3318 x129

kaerickson@argyle.k12.wi.us