Welcome to CHCCS Gifted Education
CHCCS Goals for Gifted Programming
Our vision is for ALL STUDENTS to acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes to achieve their learning potential. To develop their fullest potential, we will encourage students to embrace diversity, contribute positively to their community, explore possibilities, and aspire to excellence.
We strive to support classroom teachers in talent development and talent detection from Pre K to 12th grade. Gifted Education is housed in the Department of Advanced Learning and Student Leadership.
Gifted Education Contact
How do I Ask About Gifted Education Services?
FOR INFORMATION ON SUMMER 2022 SUMMER IDENTIFICATION TESTING FOR NEW TO DISTRICT STUDENTS, PLEASE VIEW THIS LETTER.
If you have questions about gifted education, it is best to start with the team at your neighborhood school. This includes your student’s classroom teacher, the school’s Gifted Education Specialist, and the building administration.
Gifted Education Specialists Directory
Kathryn Kennedy, Director of Advanced Learning and Student Leadership
Michael Eshleman, Executive Administrative Assistant
Kristina Rhodes, Executive Secretary
Click here or the image above to view a video presentation regarding CHCCS Gifted Education that was live on February 23, 2023.
Click here to see the presentation in PDF format.
Your Child's Learning Experiences
Classroom teachers utilize evidence-based materials and practices to teach core subject areas (reading, writing, math, science, social studies) with the support of our Gifted Education Specialists. To create an optimal learning environment, teachers use high-quality learning opportunities including universal screenings, formative and summative assessments, and standardized progress monitoring to document mastery of curriculum standards. The general education teacher is the primary source of differentiation with support from the Gifted Education Specialists.
Read more about the AIG continuum of services.
In CHCCS, we aspire to integrate and connect AIG services with the total instructional program. We intentionally align AIG services with our areas of identification (math and reading). Collaboration within the total school community is essential for detecting the need for advanced learning opportunities.
Read more about examples of our support for academic/intellectual and social/emotional needs.