Gifted and Talented Academy
Elgin High School Gifted and Talented Academy
From its foundation in 1997 as part of a district-wide initiative to meet the needs and interests of the students, the Gifted and Talented Academy is one of five academies offered at the high school level. The Gifted and Talented Academy is dedicated to providing a rigorous, innovative, meaningful academic environment to challenge the intellectual and creative abilities of gifted and talented students. Students will be provided with a broad spectrum of opportunities to extend and enrich the classroom curriculum through guest speakers, theater, summer programming, and fieldtrips during the school year to enliven the classroom experience. Students will be prepared to face challenges and make choices that will meet the complexities of today’s world, support a lifelong commitment to learning and encourage them to make use of their potential.
Academy students tackle an intense curriculum with the latest learning materials with a unique focus to encourage the development of students' talents and interests.
Students are admitted through an application and review process. Informational fairs are held at the high schools each fall and a call for applications is extended to eighth grade students. Selections are generally announced in mid-February.
Any student in good standing who has the interest and ability to perform the academic and specialized work of the program is eligible to apply for admission. Students must fill out an application form for the academy in which they are interested. Students are encouraged to talk to a counselor about enrollment in the academies.
The Gifted and Talented Academy offers:
- Challenging and innovative classes
- Weighted grades in core subjects
- Advanced Placement classes
- Teachers with Gifted Verification and extensive classroom experience
- Community involvement
- Unique field trip opportunities, seminars, and speakers
Gifted & Talented Academy Shadow Day
May 6th & 7th
EHS Gifted & Talented Academy Faculty
Assistant Principal of Innovation & Gifted Talented Academy
Gamila Williams ext.8100 email@example.com
Administrative Assistant Maria Esposito ext.5101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Foerster x8131 email@example.com
Jaclynn Nail x8129 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Towry x8145 email@example.com
Cristina Cabrera x5172 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Smith x8195 email@example.com
John Devine x4853 firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Randle x4825 email@example.com
Adam Plach x4824 firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Gallagher email@example.com
Mari Gathman firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgid Trimble x8159 email@example.com
Christine Osberg x8164 firstname.lastname@example.org