Pea Ridge Gifted and Talented Education Services
KATHY HALL, District GT PROGRAM COORDINATOR
800-451-3583, EXT. 8008
Pea Ridge GT Mission Statement
The mission of the Pea Ridge Gifted and Talented Program is to provide an inviting, safe, and playful environment in which students engage in meaningful learning based on strengths and interests while emphasizing the process skills of risk-taking, collaborating, and creating in order to develop a growth mindset.
Who are the Gifted and Talented?
Arkansas Department of Education Definition
Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability.
Pea Ridge Gifted and Talented Program
Statement of Philosophy
Students identified as gifted and talented are more likely to reach their maximum potential when educational opportunities are provided that help them develop their exceptional abilities to contribute positively in an increasingly complex and challenging world.
Federal Government Definition
The term "gifted and talented students" means children and youth who give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop such capabilities.