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

Gifted and Talented Services

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

  1. What is it we expect our students to learn?
  2. How will we know when they have learned it?
  3. How will we respond when some students do not learn?
  4. 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, Vision and Goals" page for more information on our program.
Social-Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Gifted children can...
  • be unusually intense and sensitive

  • be argumentative or perfectionistic

  • have trouble finding friends his/her own age

  • have an intellectual level far beyond his/her emotional level

  • have learning disabilities in addition to being gifted


There is an organization designed to help parents. SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) posts articles and readings for parents. Check out this link:

Parents may also be interested in the support and information provided by MCGT (Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented): http://mcgt.net/

Look for a class on this topic in future Community Education catalogs.
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