Gifted Specialist- Mrs. Jennifer Boutwell
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 other students of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school curriculum. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, gender, economic class, or nationality. In addition, some students with disabilities may be gifted.
A student may be referred by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities. Additionally, students in the second grade participate in the state wide "2nd Grade Screening Process" in order to identify gifted students. For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of aptitude, characteristics, and performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points earned determine if the student qualifies for gifted services.
Phenix City Schools provides a program of instructional supports for gifted students through a variety of service delivery options depending on the age of the student. These may include:
- Consultative services
- Curriculum compacting
- Traditional pullout
- Advanced core curriculum classes
- Electives in a variety of talent areas
- Counseling services for college and career preparation
For additional information about the gifted program, please contact your child's school or the Special Education Department.