Gifted Program

Putnam City Schools is committed to providing opportunities which promote the growthof skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for students to reach their full potential so that the best possible outcomes will be achieved. We recognize that there are students with exceptional processing abilities and that these abilities create needs distinguishable from the general population of students. We are committed to addressing the differentiated needs of gifted and talented students.

Goals

  • To relate content to major ideas concepts and themes
  • To provide students with opportunities to identify relationships across disciplines through such processes as critical and creative thinking, problem solving and logic
  • To enable students to create new ideas and products by synthesizing current knowledge and transferring it to new situations and application
  • To structure learning environments that address the unique needs of gifted and talented students and accommodate a variety of learning rates and styles

Objectives

  • Identify gifted students
  • Assess the instructional level of identified students and consider the unique learning characteristics of each child
  • Expand curriculum opportunities to allow students to move through the core curriculum at the appropriate flexible pacing
  • Provide differentiated curriculum to meet unique needs and offer academic/social support when needed
  • Appropriately match the programs and support services to the individual


To learn more about the district's program for gifted students, please click here. To see the district's plan for gifted and talented students, click here.