Does Your Child Display the Following Characteristics?
- 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 for age
If so, please read on …
High-ability students whose needs are at a level that requires a specialized program have the opportunity to attend a district Advanced Learning Center (ALC), which includes placement in a full-day classroom, use of curriculum developed for high-ability students, and a teacher who has a gifted and talented endorsement. Granite District ALC programs are located at the following schools:
- Morningside, Grades 1-5
- Fox Hills, Grades 1-5
- Woodstock, Grades 1-5
- West Valley STEM, Grades 1-6
- West Kearns Spanish Dual Immersion (Kearns Network)
Busing is provided to the ALC school within the feeder school system. Busing and feeder pattern schedules can be found on the Granite District Gifted and Talented website.
Does My Child Need to be Tested?
Some students may have been assessed in a previous year. It is not necessary to re-assess a student once they have been evaluated unless they want to be considered for an Advanced Learning Center, or if they are interested in taking junior high gifted & talented classes. From these assessments, district staff will determine those students who qualify for a placement in the ALC program, advanced learning cluster program at the student’s neighborhood school, or gifted & talented classes at the jr. high school.
All testing will take place at the student’s current neighborhood school.
October 2021-December 2021:
Grades 3-5: High-ability students will take a Cognitive Abilities Test for possible placement in the District ALC Program or the Advanced Learner Cluster program in neighborhood schools.
Grades 5-6: Students entering junior high next year will take a Cognitive Abilities test and an academic achievement test to determine placement in the GT classes offered at the junior high.
January 2022-March 2022:
Grades K-1: Students are screened using a reading screener, and high-ability students take the Verbal and Non-Verbal portion of a Cognitive Abilities Test.
Grade 2: High-ability students take a Cognitive Abilities Test for possible placement in the District ALC program or the Advance Learner Cluster program in neighborhood schools.
For more information visit the Granite Gifted & Talented website.