Oswego Community Unit School District 308 provides services to meet the needs of academically talented students (K-12).
In Oswego CUSD308, 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 cultivates 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).
Eligibility of students for services in gifted education use a combination of qualitative and quantitative measurements.
Typical placement of students in gifted services is through meeting the criteria on the matrix. Placement may also occur through the appeals process.
CUSD308 provides tiers of gifted education services at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. The tier of service for a student is determined based upon ability and achievement as well as teacher input.
Gifted students in Oswego CUSD308 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.