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Gifted Education




Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or have the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These children and youth require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Children and youth who possess these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Second grade Child Find takes place during the first semester of second grade for all students at Midfield Elementary School. Throughout the school year, any students who show academic/creative potential are also referred for gifted evaluation.

A student may be referred for consideration for gifted services by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, and other individuals with knowledge about the student’s abilities. Standard referrals may occur at any time for students in K-12 enrolled in public school and who are at least six years old. Parents will be informed when students are referred.

Students in grades two through four receive direct gifted services.

Gifted students are "cluster" grouped in the general education classrooms in grades three through five. Gifted students in grades five through twelve receive indirect gifted services. Services provided to students in grades three through five surround curricular options for the general education classroom include subject acceleration, curriculum compacting, advanced regular curriculum, independent study curriculum contracts, and center activities-focusing on the development of higher order thinking skills.

For more information, contact Stephanie Matthews at 205-923-2262.

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