Gifted and Talented

Kiker Gifted and Talented Program

Dear Parents/Guardians

The spring identification process for the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program at Kiker Elementary School is beginning on January 14, 2019.  The nomination window is January 14 – February 1, 2019.   The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) screening process includes several steps:  nomination, screening, selection, online testing (which is timed), teacher input, and the gathering of student work samples for the Student GT Portfolio.  If your child was nominated for the GT program last school year, you must wait a full year before nominating again. 

For more information, please join me for a parent information meeting  on January 10, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Kiker Library.

If you are interested in nominating your child for the GT program, you may print the attached forms (Parent Nomination Form and Parent Gifted Characteristics Checklist) or you may get a copy at the parent meeting on January 10.  Complete and return forms to your child’s teacher. 

The deadline to submit a nomination to your child’s teacher is February 1, 2019 at 4:00pm.  Late nominations will not be accepted due to the tight deadline for requesting the CogAT online assessments. 

After the GT identification process is complete, parent letters will be mailed on April 26, 2019, to inform you of the selection committee’s decision.  GT services for the newly identified students will begin in August of 2019. 

Thank you for your interest and support of the Gifted and Talented Program at Kiker Elementary School.

David Crissey