PACT

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC AND CREATIVE TALENT?

The elementary school Program for Academic and Creative Talent provides curriculum enrichment experiences for academically gifted students. A team of resource teachers serves the schools on a rotating schedule, offering students the opportunity to participate in challenging activities in such areas as science, humanities, mathematics, and language arts.

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC AND CREATIVE TALENT?

Elementary students who excel in one or more of the basic curriculum areas, or who demonstrate the potential to do so, will benefit from the Program for Academic and Creative Talent services. These students need ongoing opportunities to develop their abilities in complex learning environments.

HOW ARE STUDENTS IDENTIFIED?

Several subjective and objective criteria are used to identify academically gifted students for the Program for Academic and Creative Talent. Staff observations of student task commitment, achievement, and creativity are considered. In addition, achievement and intelligence test scores are reviewed prior to placing students in appropriate activities.

HOW DO I PROCEED?

Contact the manager at your school, or the District office at 558-2220, for additional information about identification procedures and the Program for Academic and Creative Talent. As a parent, you can provide valuable insights and information about your child’s exceptional abilities.