JCPS

Gifted and Talented

Students in grades 3-8 can register for the 2022 Summer Camp

(June 6th-10) by clicking the following link:

Welcome to the Jackson County Public Schools Gifted and Talented Website! Jackson County Public Schools is striving to support students, families, and educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Virtual Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials and Resources for Students, Parents and Educators are available at the links below. Please contact Elizabeth Norris, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, or Amanda Ball, Gifted and Talented Instructor, at the Jackson County Board of Education if you have any questions.

Contact Information: Elizabeth Norris - phone (606) 287-7181 or email elizabeth.norris@jackson.kyschools.us

Amanda Ball - phone (606) 287-7181 or email amanda.ball@jackson.kyschools.us

Please check back regularly. This page will continue to be updated with Enrichment Opportunities and Resources.

Resources for Parents and Educators:

KAGE/Kentucky Association of Gifted Educators

KAGE/Virtual Gifted and Talented Virtual Enrichment Materials

Hoagies' Gifted Education

Gifted Guru

National Association for Gifted Children

KET Learn at Home

Description: KET and PBS are providing parents with on-air and online resources to help ensure learning continues at home. There are resources available for all grade levels.

Enrichment Resources for Students (by grade level):

Grades 9-12

Description: Achievement in Career Engagement (ACE) is a process of developing work-based learning skills through an Endorsement Program, based on levels of successful accomplishments, confirmed through KEDC. ACE is designed to give students a digital and social profile page that will allow them to develop well rounded characteristics and show future employers their capabilities in the work-force Description: ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help students get the best score possible on the ACT test,and well on their way to college and career success. Description: Students enrolled in grades 9 and up who are enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II have an ALEKS account Description: CERT is an online assessment product that provides administrators, teachers, parents, and students with the information they need to maximize career and college opportunities for students. CERT allows schools to assess students through either online or offline test administrations. In addition to its assessment functionality, CERT provides remedial instruction to students through researched-based, instructional video lessons. Description: HippoCampus.org is an Open Educational Resource that delivers high-quality academic content in middle-school and high-school classrooms during the day, and offers students study and homework resources in the evenings.

Grades 6-8

Description: ACE Navigator helps students by connecting their achievements and aspirations with employers and universities.Description: HippoCampus.org is an Open Educational Resource that delivers high-quality academic content in middle-school and high-school classrooms during the day, and offers students study and homework resources in the evenings. Description: IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.

Grades 4-5

  • i-Ready (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: i-Ready Instruction provides students with reading and math lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your child can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn.
  • myOn (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: Renaissance myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.
  • Reflex (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: Reflex provides students with opportunities to master basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division .
  • Study Island (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: Grade 5 students have access to social studies content in Study Island. Study Island helps students master state-specific, grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement.

Primary Talent Pool (Grades K-3)

  • i-Ready (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: i-Ready Instruction provides students with reading and math lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your child can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn.
  • myOn (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: Renaissance myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.
  • Reflex (Students use "Clever" login)

Description: Reflex provides students with opportunities to master basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division .

All Grades

Description: Students may browse the public library's collection and access e-books. See the library's website for more information.Description: On the Kentucky Virtual Library’s website, students can search for articles, research specific topics or browse well-known titles, such as Scholastic GO! and Encyclopedia Britannica. Materials are available for students at all levels – from elementary grades through college and beyond, including adult learners, those entering the job market and those studying in health care.

Students, parents and educators have two options to access the Virtual Library.

First option: (For users with a verifiable email address from a Kentucky school, college or university, library or government agency.)
  • Users with an email address such as name@stu.fayette.kyschools.us, name@louisville.edu or name@uky.edu should visit KYVL.org to obtain a password. The homepage includes a section called “Quick Links.” In that section, users should click on the link called “Password Request.”
  • A prompt will appear asking for the user’s email address. Users should enter their information, click “Request Password,” and wait for an automatic reply in their inbox. That reply will include a username and password if the user’s email address is verifiable.
  • After receiving a password, users can browse the website, select databases and materials, or use the search box at the top of the homepage. When prompted, users can log in using the username and password.
Second option:
  • If users do not have an eligible email address, they may contact their local public library or private school librarian for assistance in obtaining a username and password.

Description: Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers. Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Virtual Field Trips

Description: This website offers virtual tours of colleges and universities for middle school and high school students.
Description: This website offers Virtual Field Trips. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities.
Description: KET Electronic Field Trips allow students to virtually explore.

Disclaimer: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Jackson County Public Schools of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The information on this website was compiled to support enrichment opportunities during COVID-19. As such, and due to the quick turnaround, resources have not been vetted by the district for technological use. Please monitor your child's online use of these resources. Please be aware that content on pages may change without notice.