Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee
2017-2018 Meeting Dates
All meetings take place at Battle Mountain High School, Conference Room C at 4:30 p.m.
- November 1
- January 31
- April 4
The Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC) is a group of dedicated parents, teachers, and administrators passionate about gifted education in Eagle County Schools. The mission of the council is to ensure that children with exceptional abilities receive an appropriate education. GTAC meets during the year to discuss ways to build our gifted community. If you are interested, please email Jennifer Martinez, Director of Gifted & Talented Education.
MissionThe gifted and talented program was developed to ensure that our students are challenged to achieve their highest potential and that curriculum and learning opportunities are in line with their specific needs, interests, and abilities.
- District administration, teachers, families, and the community share the responsibility to provide relevant and challenging opportunities to develop the individual potential of advanced learners.
- Gifted students have unique strengths and needs that must be addressed.
- Gifted ability exists and should be identified and served in students of all ages from all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
- Every child deserves a rigorous and challenging curriculum with tiered programming and a continuum of services.
- Every child shares the responsibility for maximizing the learning opportunities provided.
"Gifted and talented children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five years of age and who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.
Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:
• General or specific intellectual ability.
• Specific academic aptitude.
• Creative or productive thinking.
• Leadership abilities.
• Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psycho-motor abilities.
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