Academics > Advanced Studies
To provide advanced learners with the appropriate classroom instruction and services to fulfill their highest potential
The philosophy regarding advanced learners in LCISD, including the faculties, staffs, and board is that:
- Every student deserves the opportunity to advance academically as far as his/her ability, motivation, and effort can take him/her.
- Access to the opportunities as stated above is guaranteed to every student, regardless of gender, ethnicity, economic position, language proficiency, or disability.
In accordance with this philosophy, the Gifted and Talented Program exists to seek, identify, and provide advanced learners with the appropriate classroom instruction and services to fulfill their highest potential. Students identified as gifted and talented require modifications in instructional strategies, content, and development of skills and/or products beyond that required in a general education setting. Their intellectual, social, emotional, and other exceptional talents and abilities can qualify them for community, state, national, and international leadership positions in many intellectual and/or artistic endeavors, and these will be nurtured and developed in LCISD.
Definition of Gifted and Talented
A gifted and talented student performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and
- exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual area or
- excels in a specific academic field.
All students identified and placed in the LCISD Gifted and Talented Program will be
- Provided differentiated instruction in the foundation curricular areas by trained G/T classroom teachers,
- Served in the G/T classrooms through modifications by adding depth and complexity to the state/district curriculum,
- Taught higher order thinking skills in the elementary G/T pullout classes by G/T facilitators,
- Encouraged to exercise creativity and higher level thinking,
- Served at the secondary level through Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit classes.