Gifted & Talented
Shelton GT & Advanced Learning Plans
At Shelton, we strive to give all of our students engaging and demanding tasks to help them all meet their full potential.
What is an ALP and why does my child have one?
Is my child gifted? Bright Vs. Gifted, how can we tell?
Generally, a high-achieving student is one who works hard to succeed; is attentive in class; learns with ease; memorizes facts; correctly answers questions; and earns good grades. In comparison, a student who might be considered gifted in a particular content area is performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment compared to grade level peers; generates complex, abstract ideas; comprehends complex ideas; infers and connects concepts; is self-directed in learning; and can answer content-related questions but also asks complex questions
Pathways to Identification
Multiple pathways can lead to a determination of giftedness. The following models show in the document represent the criteria utilized to determine an area (domain) of gifted identification. While some qualitative and quantitative data are used as qualifying measures, additional data within the body of evidence are utilized to develop a student’s learning profile of strengths and interests. This profile leads to the development of the ALP and ICAP.
Specific Academic Aptitude
Area of Giftedness: Creative or Productive Thinking, Leadership, and Specific Talent Aptitudes
Area of Giftedness: General Intellectual Ability