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Gifted and Talent Development

Information regarding 2020 GT Identification

In an effort to support District 196 students, families and community as we embark on distance learning due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the GT Identification process has been put on hold. Updates will be posted here.

Gifted and talented children are those students with outstanding abilities and capable of higher performance when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment. They have significantly different educational needs from their peers and require educational differentiation as a regular part of their school day to ensure they reach their full potential.
These services are available at all elementary and middle schools.
District 196 uses multiple criteria to help identify gifted and talented children. For more information, see policy 610 under Board Policy. 

Get involved!

Join our Gifted and Talented Advisory Council and help shape the curriculum for future students. Visit our Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC) page for meeting information, dates and times or see our Gifted and Talent Development contacts by school/location.

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