Gifted Services

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.
Important dates for gifted education can be found here.
Nomination forms for gifted identification will be sent home mid-December. 
The deadline to return these is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Gifted Program Team Parent Representatives

One purpose of Morris Grove's Gifted Program Team is to provide a communication link between the parent community and the Gifted Educaiton Specialist.  Parent representatives serve for 2 years at Morris Grove. Our parent reps in the second year of their term are:
Becky Lee
Erica Krieg
These parents also serve as representatives to the district Gifted Program Advocay Council (GPAC). The purpose of the GPAC is to meet with and advise the Coordinator of Gifted Programs and to provide a communication link between specific school communities and district administration. This group  advised the development of the 2016-2019 Gifted Plan and will continue to support its implementation. GPAC meets quarterly.


   Duke TIP Program                                       Participants in Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search discover and explore their talents and interests through a variety of academic enrichment activities; gain a deeper understanding of their potential by taking the optional PSAT 8/9 as an above-level test; develop their critical and creative thinking skills by embracing the many activities, contests, and opportunities for learning provided by the program; and are recognized for their accomplishments. Enrolling in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search enables students to apply for TIP’s online and residential educational programs, where they become part of a community of gifted peers who celebrate learning.

Enrollment for 2018 opens October 1!  Go to Duke TIP for more information on how to sign up.

What is AIG?


Our vision is for gifted and talented students to acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes to achieve their learning potential. To develop their fullest potential, we will encourage students to embrace diversity, contribute positively to their community, explore possibilities, and aspire to excellence.  


We believe Gifted Learners …

  • Need opportunities that challenge and inspire them to grow academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.

  • Need adults who perceive their emerging talents and nurture their potential.

  • Need teachers who are aware of the nature and needs of their gifted students, are resolved to meet those needs, and have expertise in doing so.

  • Need time during the school day to explore their giftedness.

  • Need instruction that enables them to achieve at least one year of growth for one year of schooling.  


Important  Dates

December 5, 2017  6:30-7:30 PM   Smith Middle School Auditorium 
District-wide LEAP Parent Information Session 

December 15, 2017  
Nominaition forms for gifted identification sent home via Gecko Echo

January 12, 2018
Deadline for returning gifted identification nomination form/permission to test form.

January 29-February 28, 2018
Gifted Assessments including aptitude and achievement testing.

February 27,28, and March 1, 2018
All 2nd Graders take the Cognitive Abilites Test 
This test score is by teachers to support instruction and is used for gifted identification in third grade.

May 4, 2018
Parents notified of Gifted Identification and LEAP Identification results.