Advanced Academic & Gifted Services
Welcome to the Gifted and Talented pages.
Our mission is to maximize learning opportunities for each student.
District 12 has an obligation to provide appropriate educational opportunities that will enable all students to reach their potential. Therefore, it is the purpose of Gifted and Talented Education in District 12 to address the unique educational needs of students who are talented and gifted so they may grow to be fulfilled, productive and contributing members of our community. District 12 is dedicated to instruction that challenges and motivates gifted and talented students to achieve at an optimal level.
In order to provide the best possible educational opportunities to gifted children, District 12 advocates a variety of gifted best practices. Each of the following instructional strategies/programs is designed to promote the District goal to develop students who are competent, creative, ethical, healthy, productive, successful, thoughtful, and good citizens.
Gifted and talented children are those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership and human relations abilities
- Visual arts, performing arts, spatial or musical abilities