Gifted Education (GE)

  • Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.  These children and youth require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program.  Children and youth possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.  In addition, some students with disabilities may be gifted.

    Madison City Schools prohibit discrimination against any student on the above basis with respect to his/her participation in the gifted program.

    Madison City Schools affirms that students from all backgrounds must be given opportunities to develop to the fullest extent of their ability.  We accept the premise that there are students whose above average ability, creativity, and task commitment require a variety of special provisions to meet the educational needs.

    A student may be referred for consideration for gifted services by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, and other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities.  Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

    For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of aptitude, behavioral characteristics, and performance indicators to determine eligibility for services.  Once this data is collected, it is scored using a predetermined ranking system and entered into a system-wide matrix to determine eligibility.

    Contact the student’s teacher or the school’s Gifted Specialist to refer a student for consideration for gifted services.