Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program and Resolution Process
Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program
Exceptional Children Programs
801 North Lionel Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
DEFINITION OF GIFTED
Wayne County Public Schools defines gifted students as children and youth who perform or show potential for performing academically at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These students, by exhibiting high performance capability in intellectual and/or specific academic fields, require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Wayne County Public Schools recognizes that outstanding academic/intellectual abilities are present in students from all cultural and economic groups and in all areas of human endeavors.
Wayne County Public Schools will initiate a three step process for identification of potential candidates for academically/intellectually gifted services in grades K-12. This process will include screening, identification, assessment, and appropriate service options match.
Multiple Indicators of Giftedness are used to determine the service delivery options.
= Observation - observable behavior such as highly expressive communication, motivation, humor, inquiry, and creativity.
= Student Performance - as seen through work samples, portfolios, grades, and other authentic assessments.
= Student Achievement – standardized achievement test scores at the 95th percentile or above.
= Student Aptitude - the capacity for learning involving problem-solving and memory; may include an IQ score and aptitude indicator.
= Student Interest - as indicated by focus areas and/or curiosity.
= Student Motivation to Learn – the commitment to pursue learning experiences.
PHILOSOPHY OF GIFTED EDUCATION
The Wayne County Public School System is committed to educating all children by providing a stimulating educational environment ensuring that students become life-long learners who are sufficient, productive citizens. This commitment includes identifying and meeting the needs of gifted students. By establishing appropriate academic programs that challenge gifted students, Wayne County Public Schools encourages gifted students to work to their maximum potential and to become successful, global citizens.
Questions about the Academically/Intellectually Gifted Programs should be referred to:
The Gifted Coordinator,
Wayne County Public Schools