Farmington G.T.

Who are GT students?

Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and /or motivation, and creative ability.

Our Philosophy

Farmington Public Schools are built on a fundamental belief in serving the needs of all our students as unique individuals. We believe that gifted and talented individuals have special characteristics and learning styles and that their potential for accomplishment is such that they require special provisions, experiences, and services not provided for in the regular instructional program.

The district is committed to providing a program for identifying and meeting the needs and interests of our gifted students.

The curriculum provided through Gifted and Talented may be different in pace, process, and/or product; in place of, not in addition to, the normal curriculum.

GT Identification

In Farmington's GT program, students are identified as candidates in several ways:

1) Whole-group enrichment in Grades K-2, followed by whole-group screening at the end of 2nd Grade.

2) Teacher, parent, student, or stakeholder recommendation.

3) Participation in a previous school district's GT program.

All students are then screened, with parent permission for #2 and #3, using GT focused assessments in accordance with Arkansas's Gifted and Talented Program guidelines.

GT is a K-12 Program, with students in grades 3-8 receiving weekly services directly from Gifted and Talented Facilitators.

GT Coordinator Contact

Evan Silva

Gifted and Talented Coordinator: K-12

Grade 6 - 8 Gifted and Talented Facilitator

esilva@farmcards.org

GT Staff Contact

Ashton Gajevsky

Grade K - 5 Gifted and Talented Facilitator

‚Äčagajevsky@farmcards.org