Gifted and Talented
Students who are identified as academically gifted and talented are served in third, fourth, and fifth grade in ELA and/or Math, depending on their area(s) of identified strength. The gifted/talented ELA and math classes are intended to provide students with an appropriately challenging educational experience while ensuring that the students have opportunities to interact with other students who have similar abilities and skill levels. The classes are taught by teachers who have earned their state endorsement in gifted and talented education. The curriculum in these classes is based on the state standards and incorporates materials and resources written specifically to meet the needs of gifted students. All G/T classes at Red Cedar include some "high achieving" students who have not yet been formally identified as gifted, but who exhibit strong academic achievement and a strong work ethic.
In addition to the 3rd-5th grade G/T ELA and math classes, there are several other programs offered to Red Cedar students through the gifted and talented program. These include:
In addition to our three G/T teachers, we have a large number of teachers who have taken the required coursework to be endorsed in gifted education. Every teacher who teaches a gifted ELA or math class must be endorsed in accordance with state regulations. The teachers listed below are either already endorsed in gifted education, or are in the process of completing their endorsement. Teachers teaching gifted classes are indicated with the class/es they are teaching.
Gifted Endorsed Teachers at Red Cedar Elementary
|Audrey Olmstead Kaney
|Virginia Pratt (MEd in Gifted Ed)
|Mary Ellen Nygaard