Learning comes first in Granite School District. We are fully committed to excellence and equity for all of our students.
There is a population of exceptionally high-performing students whose needs cannot be met without specialized programming and/or accommodations. Therefore, a gifted program is provided to address the academic and emotional needs of students that have advanced content knowledge and skills, and/or show evidence of extraordinary learning ability in one or more disciplines.
Parents and teachers may refer students for consideration for assessment. If your child displays the following characteristics to a high degree, you may want to recommend your child for testing:
- Has quick mastery and recall of information
- Has unusually advanced vocabulary for age
- Has rapid insight into cause-effect relationships
- Reads a great deal on own and comprehends at advanced levels of age
The testing window will be October 20 – December 19 for grades 3-5 and students entering junior high. Kindergarten and first grade will be tested in January and February. Some students may have been assessed in a previous year. It is not necessary to re-assess a student once they have been evaluated.
However, students who would like to be considered for the Advanced Learning Center program at Morningside Elementary or Fox Hills Elementary in grades 1-6 or the Gifted Dual Immersion Program at West Kearns Elementary (kindergarten – all students, through third Spanish speakers only), must participate this year in the assessments at their current school (even if they have previously tested). From these assessments, district staff will determine those students who qualify for a placement in the Advanced Learning Center program.
To recommend your student for assessment for gifted and talented services, please contact your home school’s gifted facilitator or office. For more information, contact the Gifted Office at 385-646-4620.