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A Message from the GT Coordinator/Teacher.....

Greetings! I am Jennifer Chaplin and I’m the district Gifted & Talented Coordinator and teacher. I wanted to take a minute to introduce you all to GT here in our district. I’m a firm believer in everybody knowing how the gifted program works. GT should not be a mystery.

To my prospective GT students & parents:

GT is not a club you can join. It is a service that is provided to you if you qualify. Kentucky identifies gifted students in grades 4-12 at any year in any of the following areas:

  • General Intelligence- cognitive intelligence or how your brain works
  • Academic Intelligence- school subjects of math, science, English language arts, & social studies
  • Leadership- social skills & interpersonal qualities
  • Creativity- divergent thinking in areas of fluency, flexibility, elaboration, & originality
  • Visual & Performing Arts- art, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, drama

So how do you qualify? The first step is a recommendation. Anyone can recommend any student. Recommendation forms are located on the What is Gifted? webpage. After I have received the recommendation form, I will open a case file on you and begin collecting data to see if you meet the Ky Gifted Identification regulations. I may need to do individual testing on you which requires a parent signature. After I have collected all the data I need, I take your case to the GT ID Committee to make an informed decision on your possible placement. All GT identifications occur in August, January, and/or May.

To my current GT students & parents:

You will receive 2 main sources of services.

  • The first one is tied directly to your identified area and its classroom teacher. So if you are identified in math, your main service is differentiated instruction in your math class.
  • The second one is tied directly to your identified area and the GT resource classroom. Here you have the opportunity to choose from a range of services that best meet your needs. Many of these services are in collaboration with 21st Century or Gear-Up.

You will complete beginning of the year paperwork. You may find the Parent Update Form listed on the What is Gifted? webpage. You will then receive a GSSP (Gifted Student Service Plan) and Progress Reports.  Services will begin in September and run through April. All GT identifications and progress monitoring occur in August, January, and May.

To everyone, I look forward to working with you this year.

Jennifer Chaplin

FORMS

WCME WCMS WCHS

Recommendation Form

Update Form

Service Options Description

21st Century application

21st Century schedule

 

 

Recommendation Form

Update Form

Service Options Description

LEAF Application

PR Team Application

Project Citizen Application

21st Century application

21st Century schedule

 

Recommendation Form

Update Form

Service Options Description

LEAD Application

 

 

DISTRICT PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARD (APPEALS/GRIEVANCE) FORM

2017 School Year

Elementary 21 Century

Middle 21 Century

5-2016 School Year

21G2 provide powerful resources for kids across the district

2014-2015 School Year

 

The Kentucky United Nations Assembly creates citizens of the world 

Gifted and Talented program offers many exciting learning adventures 

Thanks to RECC for $750.00 grant for GT's Puerto Rico trip

Scrap Metal Recycling GT Fundraiser to be Held October 18th 

A parent/student meeting will be held Thursday, August 28th in regard to a travel study option for Wayne County MS & HS Gifted & Talented students