Gifted and Talented Education

Albert Lea Area Schools

District Mission:

To ensure individual academic, social and emotional growth that leads to engaged citizens and lifelong learners.

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

Copies are available thanks to a teacher grant provided by Education Foundation of Albert Lea

Gifted and Talented Services

Albert Lea Area Schools has aligned instruction to a model of four critical questions:

  • What is it we expect our students to learn?

  • How will we know when they have learned it?

  • How will we respond when some students do not learn?

  • How will we respond when some students already know it?

The Gifted and Talented program is focused on the fourth question. Our goal is to support teachers in meeting the needs of students who have already achieved the established learning goals.

Please see the "Mission" page for more information on our program.

Information and Highlights:

  • Google Classroom: Students in grade 3-5 can access additional enrichment activities for both reading and math. Once a student has joined Google Classroom, s/he may access these activities at any time. Click here to be added to this Classroom: Google Classroom request

  • Social/Emotional Needs: Gifted children have unique social and emotional needs. For information and resources, please contact our GT Coordinator, Gayle Brownlow.

  • Enrichment opportunities: Click on the red "opportunities" button above to learn about enrichment opportunities available to all students.

Board Aims:

Safe, healthy and welcoming schools. Increased opportunity and achievement. Effective and efficient operations.


Gayle Brownlow, Gifted and Talented