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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Becky VanHorn and Allison Dopler

Email(s): van002363@adams12.org, dop019045@adams12.org


When is GT testing in my school?

Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.

Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school:

2nd Grade-NNAT Monday, September 30

6th Grade-CogAT Tuesday, October 8

K-8 referrals-CogAT Thursday, December 5

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.

If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school:

Parents and teachers can recommend a student for testing.  Parents will need to sign a consent form for testing and complete a short survey.  Please return all forms by Thursday, October 31.

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. For more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in Adams 12 click here. If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: Parents and teachers can recommend a student for testing.  Parents will need to sign a consent form for testing and complete a short survey. 

Please return all forms by Thursday, October 31.


Gifted & Talented Program Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include: Battle of the Books, LEGO Club, Problem Based Learning, Garden Club,

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Beginning and Advanced Percussion, Choir and Honor Choir, Guitar Club, World Music Ensemble, Taiko

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”

Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include:Advanced Art Club, Math Counts, Coding Club, Drama Club, First Lego League, Game Design Club, Maer Mondays, NJHS (National Junior Honor Society), Yearbook Club

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include:Second Step, Community Circles, Restorative Practices, Brunch Club, Yoga Club