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San Carlos ESD |  BP  6172  Instruction

Gifted And Talented Student Program   

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The Governing Board believes that all students deserve an education that challenges them to meet their full potential. The Board shall provide gifted and talented students opportunities for learning commensurate with their particular abilities and talents.

Programs for gifted and talented students may include part-time groupings and cluster groupings which shall be planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day. These programs may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, and enrichment. (Education Code 52206)

The Board shall determine the most appropriate curricular components for participating students. Each participating student's program shall include an academic component and, as appropriate, instruction in basic skills. (Education Code 52206)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the full participation of eligible students regardless of their ethnic, cultural, linguistic or economic background.

Staff development shall be provided to support teachers of gifted and talented students in understanding the unique learning styles and abilities of these students and in developing appropriate instructional strategies.

The Board shall regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the district's program in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.

Program planning, implementation and evaluation shall involve parents/guardians, staff, community members and students as appropriate.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

37223 Weekend classes for mentally gifted minors

41500-41573 Categorical education block grants

48800-48802 Enrollment of gifted students in community college

51740 Instruction by correspondence

51745-51749.3 Independent study programs

52200-52212 Gifted and talented education program

52800-52887 School-Based Program Coordination

64000 Categorical programs included in consolidated application

64001 Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs

76000-76002 Enrollment in community college

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1633 Instruction by correspondence

3820-3870 Gifted and talented education program

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED PUBLICATIONS

GATE Standards Workbook: A Guide to Design, Improve and Assess Gifted Programs, 2005

Meeting the Standards: A Guide to Developing Services for Gifted Students, 2002

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Gifted and Talented Education Program Resource Guide, rev. 2005

Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students, rev. 2005

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association for the Gifted: http://www.cagifted.org

California Department of Education, Gifted and Talented Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt

Council for Exceptional Children, The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG): http://www.cectag.org

National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org

Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 13, 2003 San Carlos, California