Gifted & Talented Program
Enrollment in the Santa Indian School’s Gifted and Talented Program begins with the submission of a formal nomination documents. The student, parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, coach or friend may complete and fill out the forms and submit it to the Gifted and Talented Coordinator. There are five areas for which a student may be considered:
- Intelligence – 3.0 GPA
- Academic Aptitude - 3.0 GPA
- Creativity/Critical Thinking – 2.5 GPA
- Leadership – 2.0 GPA
- Visual and Performing Arts – 2.0 GPA
Upon receiving the nomination packet, the following will occur:
- G&T Coordinator reviews the student’s academic standing – record(s)
- An interview with the student to identify his/her interests; explore upon depth and breadth of their talents and when applicable schedule classes to support their needs
- Parents/guardians are asked to complete additional forms such as a two page family biography, a two page student biography, tribal history and a request permission to formally assess the student’s intellectual and academic competences (utilizing the standardized Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) as the formal assessment tool.
- G&T Coordinator interviews the student’s nominator, teachers and other faculty or staff who are familiar with the student’s work or area of interest
- Upon completion of the nomination packet, review of records and evaluation process,, the Gifted and Talented SAT team convenes to determine the possibility that the student is eligible or ineligible. The G and T SAT team includes an administrator, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and a teacher/expert
- A meeting is scheduled with the student and parent/guardian to determine if the student is eligible or ineligible for the Gifted and Talented Program: If ineligible, the team convenes to explain the results and proceed how to support the student best.
- A meeting is scheduled with the student and parent/guardian to determine if the student is eligible or ineligible for the Gifted and Talented program: If eligible, the meeting is to develop the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) to specific present levels of performance, goals in support of the areas identified and how best to support the students’ needs
Thank you for the time and support you give your child in the endeavor to guide his/her needs in an ever changing 21 Century world of Gifted and Talented Students.
The Gifted and Talented Coordinator