Phenix City Schools provides gifted services and an array of enriching programs and activities.
A gifted student comes in different shapes and sizes
Phenix City Schools provides gifted services and an array of enriching programs and activities. (CLICK LINK)
Gifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.
For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.
Referrals for suspected disabilities or giftedness may be made at each school to the counselor or principal or at the central office to the Special Education Coordinator. More information regarding these programs and services including the Alabama Administrative Code, the federal register, and parental rights may be obtained from each school counselor.
If you would like to make a referral based upon what you have read so far, here are some ways to do that: