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Gifted Education

IDEAS Mission Statement

The mission of the IDEAS program is to maximize the development of the intellectually gifted learner by providing learning environment and educational opportunities that:

  • accommodates learning differences
  • challenges each student at the appropriate level
  • encourages exploration and inquiry
  • develops critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • promotes creative thinking and expression
  • expands specific strengths and/or special interest areas
  • provides for interaction with intellectual peers
  • enhances positive self-concept and tolerance
  • allows students to experience topics in a greater depth and complexity
  • integrates concepts across content areas through independent projects, studies and research
  • promotes effective communication and presentation skills
  • fosters the use of technology as it applies to research and our fast-paced digital world
  • gives students the tools they need to be lifelong learners.
  • enhances appreciation of visual and performing arts
  • provides opportunities for career exploration
Gifted Referrals

Our first and second grade students will participate in massing screening for the gifted program January 16-18, 2019.  The students who score in the 90%ile or higher will continue in the referral process. We will accept individual referrals from January 22, 2019 until February 1, 2019.  Parents, teachers, and other students may refer a student in grades 1st -5th for screening.  If you would like to refer a student for gifted screening, please contact the administrator at your child's school or the Gifted Coordinator, Kelli McCorkle (938-6418). The PGSD will not screen and/or test students that have been tested two times previously and were ineligible for gifted services.