Gifted and Talented

Altoona School Board Policy for Gifted and Talented


Gifted and talented students refer to those students who give evidence of high performance capability in intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, or specific academic areas. These students may require differentiated instruction, acceleration, and/or a variety of enrichment or extension opportunities to reach their level of challenge and achieve measurable growth. The School District of Altoona recognizes that the individual talents and social/emotional aspects of the gifted learner may require modifications in teaching, counseling, and programming to meet the unique and diverse needs of this student. In an effort to meet such needs of gifted and talented students, specific services supervised by the Gifted and Talented Coordinator shall be implemented.

The school board of Altoona shall provide access without charge for tuition, to appropriate programming for students identified as gifted and talented. “Appropriate programming” means a systematic and continuous set of instructional activities or learning experiences which expand the development of students identified as gifted and talented.