Gifted education includes a range and variety of services to address student needs, and may be delivered within the student’s regular classroom, in advanced programs, and in special classes. Programming is linked to identified student strengths, with options and strategies matched to a student’s identified academic and affective needs.
The actual delivery of services for gifted/talented students varies depending on student needs and building resources. Ideally, each school strives to provide a continuum of services, including enrichment that is accessible and appropriate for all interested students, advanced courses that are ideally suited for identified students, and grade level acceleration, mentoring and counseling for students with a very high level of need.
The gifted education liaisons at Westview helps to facilitate these services. Schools need the additional support and involvement of parents and community members for programming to be comprehensive and effective.