Gifted Education in Kingman Unified School District
“Gifted and talented children are those by virtue of outstanding abilities are capable of high performance. These children who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their potential contribution to self and society.”
Instructional approaches which offer a wide variety of uniquely different experiences appropriate to
- Depth – venturing further, deeper and more elaborately into an area of study.
- Complexity – making connections, finding relationships and associations across subjects and disciplines.
- Novelty – individualized construction of meaning and opportunities to share what they know creatively.
- Acceleration/Pacing – altering the speed of learning and more sophisticated resources.
- Projects and studies are based upon students’ abilities and interests.
Cluster Class – a regular classroom with a group of 5 or more
Individual Instructional Program – (Gifted IEP) a regular classroom setting with a specifically designed and differentiated program agreed to by the student, parent and teacher.
All schools within the district provide services based on the needs of each school. It is up to each school to determine which model meets their needs. Generally, these decisions are based on the number of identified students at that school.
At the middle school level, students must take at least one honors class. Subject areas are English, math, science, language arts, and social studies.
At the high school level, students take honors, advanced placement classes and dual credit courses.
If you have any questions about the services being offered to the gifted students in the