Gifted and Talented

Pulaski County


Travel Meeting for the 2023 trip

to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome (LPFR)

January 19, 2023, at 5:30 pm

Central Office board room.


2022 Mediterranean and Alps Tour





Upcoming Activities for 2023

Travel Meeting for upcoming 2023 trip to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome January 2023.

Hooked on Science for elementary students January 24th South School 4th and 5th grades.

The Last day to enroll in the 2023 London, Paris, Florence, and Rome trip is February 14th to avoid a late fee.

Gifted Education Month Recognition February 14, 2023, at the monthly board meeting starting at 5:30 pm.

Feeding KY: A STEM Adventure March 9, 2023, for 4th and 5th grades.

Gifted Identification


IReady Scores are under review for gifted specific subject area identification in math and reading.

Nominations for gifted science and social studies identfication are being taken in which students will take the Iowa assessment.

ALL NEW to District students are being accepted for gifted screening. Assessments will be scheduled by the gited department. 679-1123

Primary Talent Pool nomination are complete.

Gifted Education Information for Pulaski County Schools

Please contact Beth Patrick

Message from the GT staff

We want to introduce the Gifted/Talented program in Pulaski County School District to you. As always, we are available for questions. Feel free to email or call, Beth Patrick or Krista Pierce.

To prospective GT students & parents:

GT is not a club or group you can join. It is an educational service that is provided to you, if you qualify pursuit to 704KAR 3:285. Kentucky formally identifies gifted students in grades 4-12 in the following areas:

*** General Intellectual: possessing either the potential or demonstrated ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in general intellectual ability and possessing a consistently outstanding mental capacity as compared to children of one’s age, experience, or environment. General intellectual ability is usually reflected in extraordinary performance in a variety of cognitive areas, such as abstract reasoning, social awareness, memory, spatial relations, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information. A composite score in the 9th stanine is required.

***Specific Academic Aptitude - (Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies) possessing either potential or demonstrated ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in specific academic areas significantly beyond the age, experience or environment of one’s chronological peers. While students with specific academic aptitude are typically of at least above average intellectual ability, they are often extremely capable of high performance in one or more related academic area (s). A composite score in the 9th stanine on a nationally normed referenced test of achievement is required.

***Leadership or Psycho-social Ability - possessing either potential or demonstrated ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in social skills and interpersonal qualities such as poise, effective oral and written expression, managerial ability, and the ability, or vision, to set goals and organize others to successfully reach those goals.

***Visual and Performing Arts Ability - possessing either potential or demonstrated ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in the visual or performing arts and demonstrating the potential for outstanding aesthetic production, accomplishment, or creativity in areas such as art, dance, drama, music.

***Creative and Divergent Thinking Ability - possessing either potential or demonstrated ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in creative thinking and divergent approaches to conventional tasks as evidenced by innovative or creative reasoning, advanced insight and imagination, and solving problems in unique ways.


GIFTED SERVICES

Gifted services for students include the following as appropriate per student and per gifted category:

School Services – These are the gifted service options that schools provide that must be decided at the administrative level.

Appropriate Courses - Schools provide an array of courses that include advanced placement, dual credit, honors, advanced, or leveled.

Acceleration - Schools provide subject-matter acceleration and whole-grade acceleration opportunities to students who have demonstrated the need for acceleration.

Early Entrance/Exit - Schools provide early admission to school and early graduation from school to students who have demonstrated the need.


Regular Education Teacher Services – These are the gifted service options that classroom teachers provide based on the needs of the individual gifted students in the classroom.

Differentiation - Teachers provide a variety of differentiation methods to match the needs of gifted students so that students may learn and demonstrate their learning in a manner that best matches their identified strengths with the curriculum and allows students to move through the curriculum faster or deeper. Differentiation methods may include pre-assessment, curriculum compacting, learning contracts, flexible grouping, tiered assignments, student choice, higher order thinking and questioning strategies, and/or extensions.

Gifted Education Teacher Services – These are the gifted service options that the GT Teacher may provide based on the needs of the school, classroom teachers, and gifted students.

Consultation - Gifted resource teacher may provide instructional information and materials to the regular classroom teacher for use in the regular classroom setting.

Seminars - Gifted resource teacher may provide services that are discussion-based sessions on specific topics focusing on advanced content and higher level process skills.

Resource Service - Gifted resource teacher may provide services in a pullout setting. Pullouts may be a part-time grouping of students with gifted characteristics based on the interests, needs and abilities of the students. Pullouts are designed for accelerated content, special interest groups, and process skills development.

Enrichment – Gifted resource teacher may provide services that are academically-based activities, programs, or competitions that may be offered before, during, or after school hours. These services may also be provided by other teachers.

Travel Study Options – Gifted resource teacher may provide services that are academically-based domestic or international travel and which may result in high school or university course credit.

2019 London, Paris, Florence, and Rome GT Trip