Gifted Services for Students in Grades 4-6

  • Core Academic Gifted Classes - IGNITE and Dual IGNITE (formerly known as SWAS & SET SWAS)

    The District provides Grades 4-6 Core Academic Gifted Classes to students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual ability and high-level performance across core academic subjects: language arts; math; science; and social studies. Students will be integrated with nongifted grade-level students for all other classes, homeroom, lunch and extracurricular activities. 

    The classes are located geographically accessible across the District. 


    Two-Way Dual Language Program 4-6 Core Academic Gifted Classes

    The District providesTwo-Way Dual Language 4-6 Core Academic Gifted Classes for students enrolled in the District's Dual Language Program who are identified as gifted. The Two-Way Dual Language 4-6 Core Academic Gifted Classes curriculum will embrace the dual language pedagogy and philosophy to support optimal student educational experiences.  These students will have a rich and robust bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural learning environment. 

     Gifted Identification Processes

    The initial pool for screening students for the grades 4-6 gifted classes will consist of all third grade students. The District will use a variety of sources to identify students for the gifted classes offered in Grades 4-6. These sources will include an ability assessment, achievement assessments, teacher rating scales, and information about students from the Talent Development Program.  Testing will begin in the Spring of second grade and conclude in the Fall of third grade. 

    The District’s Gifted Identification Committee will review all of the information gathered in order to select students for the elementary gifted programs. A Gifted Appeals Committee will be appointed by the Superintendent to review and reevaluate students whose parents request an appeal. 

    A Gifted Appeals Committee will be appointed by the Superintendent to review and reevaluate students whose parents request an appeal.  Decisions of the Appeals committee are final. 

    Identified students begin the program in fourth grade.