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NOTICE: 2020 FALL GT REFERRAL WINDOW OPEN

Due to Covid, we were not able to perform a district-wide Gifted and Talented selection process this past spring. This fall, we will be reviewing all referrals which were received last year and any new referrals. If you have a child who you wish to refer to receive Gifted and Talented Services, please fill out the prospective referral form prior to December 4th, 2020. We are hoping to start servicing the students who are selected by January of 2021.Maine Chapter 104:

Gifted and Talented Children: "Gifted and talented children" shall mean those children in grades K-12 who excel, or have the potential to excel, beyond their age peers, in the regular school program, to the extent that they need and can benefit from programs for the gifted and talented. Gifted and talented children shall receive specialized instruction through these programs if they have exceptional ability, aptitude, skill, or creativity in one or more of the following categories:

1. General Intellectual Ability as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in all academic areas
2. Specific Academic Aptitude as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in one or more academic area(s)
3. Artistic Ability as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in the literary, performing, and/or visual arts

Children with exceptional General Intellectual Ability and/or exceptional Specific Academic Aptitude usually comprise five percent of the school population. Students with exceptional Artistic Ability usually comprise five percent of the school population.

Academic Referral Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_TaFPvMnUFi1xwDumGx-PPwkTPPmFNArINEGwoaOThY/edit?usp=sharing

Visual and Performing Arts Referral Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gl85mFxWtz1Fzf6Pby6PKBXyV2XsPLHR1gXzCSHn-Oc/edit?usp=sharing

Please make a copy, fill it out, and send it back to me via email by Friday, December 4th, 2020.
Thank you!

Rachel A. Sugarman, Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator, Wiscasset School Department  rsugarman@wiscassetschools.org

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