• Assistant Director of Advanced Programs: 
    Susan McDougall
     
     

    The Gifted Education Program in School District 308 is undergoing extensive revisions following an external audit.  Dr. Carolyn M. Callahan from the University of Virginia was contracted to conduct an evaluation of gifted program services.  This audit was completed during the 2013-14 school year with findings and recommendations presented to the Board of Education. The Board has since approved moving forward with a multi-phase program improvement process.  For more information about the various phases, please follow the links on the side panel.

     

  • PHILOSOPHY

    (Board of Education Approved:  November 10, 2014)

    In District 308, we are committed to the development of the whole child and believe that gifted students who come from all socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds as well as amongst special education students and English language learners must be engaged in challenges and opportunities both within the classroom and outside the traditional setting that cultivate growth in their area(s) of identified giftedness, whether in the intellectual and/or artistic areas.

    With teachers and administrators working in concert with families and communities, we expect that these students will learn the content, skills, and dispositions that will allow them to become leaders in their area(s) of giftedness, demonstrate remarkable creativity, become effective communicators, and exhibit notable productivity as a contributing member of society at the local, regional, national and global level(s).

     
     
     
     
  • DEFINITION

    (Board of Education Approved:  November 10, 2014)

    Gifted students in SD308 demonstrate exceptional ability or high potential in intellectual or artistic areas and require services or learning experiences not provided in general education programming in order to fully realize their potential.  These students can be found across all socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and also amongst special education students and English language learners.