Winburn Middle School

Gifted and Talented Accelerated Program

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Our mission is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented learners by providing experiences, services, and curriculum which match their unique characteristics and needs. Our holistic approach ensures that each student is healthy, engaged, supported, nurtured, and challenged.

What is the Gifted and Talented Accelerated Program?

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Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children

We focus on meeting the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted students. We support the needs of our students through developing a close-knit community of learners, a curriculum that is responsive to student needs, and we offer a variety of extra curricular activities to help meet the needs of our students.

The GTAP offers the highest level of acceleration offered for grades 6-8 in Fayette County Public School. In addition to a compacted and differentiated curriculum, our program provides students to collaborate with their intellectual peers, and provides social and emotional supports to meet the needs of gifted children.

The Gifted & Talented Accelerated Program@Winburn Offers

  • GT-endorsed educators for core classes

  • Weekly social/emotional support lessons embedded into the curriculum

  • Accelerated and enriched content and learning environment with like peers

  • Differentiated content, process, and products

  • Opportunities for lateral explorations, research, and constructing connections

  • Critical, creative, and problem-solving skills and processes

  • Creation of products that summarize and share the learning with others

  • Opportunities for in-depth learning, independent study, parallel studies, and constructing connections using broad-based issues and problems facing today's society

  • A variety of opportunities for enrichment through participation in extra-curricular activities

  • All GTAP students will have access to a year-long foreign language and a fine arts offering (chorus, orchestra, band, art, or drama).

Application Process:

  • Families already in an elementary GTAP in Fayette County: You do not need to apply. You will be offered continuation of the program after Winter Break.

  • Families of FCPS students currently in grades 5-7: complete online Interest/ Application Form between Aug. 15 and Oct. 7. Gifted recommendation committees review student data and then contact families about testing opportunities or eligibility. Interest/Application Form link

  • Private school and home-school families: You must either apply online or pick up a paper application from the Gifted & Talented Programs Office, 450 Park Place. The application window is Aug. 15 through Oct. 7 for the following school year.

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