Gifted and Talented

  • Gifted and Talented 

    The Gifted & Talented Program for students in grades K-2 is a "push in" model.  The G & T teacher will go into each general education class in grades K-2 two times per month.  The program is called PETS.  The word PETS is an acronym which stands for Primary Education Thinking Skills.  To learn more about the PETS curriculum click on the link below. 

    Click here for PETS (Grades K-2)

    Owls' Pride
    The Gifted & Talented Program for students in grades 3-6 is a "pull out" model.  The G & T teacher will meet with the identified students two times per week during the regular school day.  The program is called Owls' Pride.  To learn more about the Owls' Pride curriculum click on the link below.

    Click here for Owl's Pride (Grades 3-6)

    Nomination Process for Grades 2-5
    Nomination is defined as those students to be considered for identification and inclusion into the Owls' Pride Program. These are students who will be further assessed and from which the district will identify the qualified students for acceptance into the program.  Any parent who is interested in nominating their child in current grades two through five are invited to attend a meeting in March.  We will post the exact date and time of the meeting when it is confirmed.

    For additional information about the program contact:

    Ellen McGuinness

    Gifted and Talented Teacher


    Lisa Bernardo

    Director of Special Programs & Students Services

    201-573-6000 ext. 1301