The goal of the Clinton Community School District’s Talented and Gifted Program is to provide a differentiated, enriched academic environment for all students. We recognize that students have unique needs, talents, and abilities that require an education which utilizes instructional methods and materials designed to develop critical thinking processes that enhance independent study and personal effectiveness. Program services range from full participation in the regular classroom (g.K-2) to partial pull-out programs (g.3-8).
Elementary K – 2
Through the Talented and Gifted Program developmental thinking activities are routinely integrated into the kindergarten through second grade classroom curriculum for all children. Teachers observe and note responses indicative of emerging giftedness and talents.
Elementary 3 – 5
The Talented and Gifted program teachers provide direct pullout instruction to identify students in reading, math, and individual intellectual interest for grades three through five.
The Talented and Gifted program teachers provide direct pullout instruction to identify students in reading, math, and individual intellectual interest for grades six through eight.
Gifted and Enrichment options for high school students include access to an accelerated curriculum, honor level courses, Advanced Placement courses, post-secondary classes at the college level and/or individualized programming, as early as grade nine.