Our vision for the Weld RE-1 Gifted Program is that all gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.
Our mission for the Weld RE-1 Gifted Program is to ensure gifted student growth and achievement through systems of support, programming, and advocacy
The parent handbook, located in the GT Files, provides parents with useful information and guidance on the identification process and types of giftedness. The forms located at the end of this handbook explain how to nominate your child for potential identification of giftedness.
Board of Education policy guides how the District supports Gifted Programming. Policies are found under the Board of Education tab on the District website: Policy IHBB and Policy IHBB-R.
What is gifted education?
Gifted and talented students should be provided opportunities to perform and learn at the highest level possible. Effective educational practices provide a supportive learning environment in the classroom. Diverse programming and enrichment opportunities are available to meet the needs of these students. Gifted students are those persons whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Talented students typically demonstrate some characteristics of being gifted and high performance levels. We strive to meet the needs of both gifted and talented students. Not being identified as gifted will never limit a child’s opportunities.
Gifted & Talented Staff
Effective Practices in Gifted Education
There are many ways the school staff may provide challenge within the regular classroom/curriculum by means of differentiation, content acceleration, and cluster grouping. We can differentiate what they learn, the way we learn, or the final product. Activities can be differentiated based on readiness level, interest, and learning style. These principles apply to all students. Gifted and talented students typically need differences in the thinking level of the assignment, choices in the work procedures and real-world product expectations. Content acceleration allows gifted and talented students to learn at their own pace. This is accomplished either within a balanced classroom through advanced reading assignments, individual math work, and independent study or through honors/advanced class placement. Cluster grouping provides opportunities for gifted students to work with other gifted peers as a “cluster” within a larger, balanced ability class and is a highly effective strategy.