Mission and Beliefs
As a community, Farmington Schools believe the following regarding programming for our gifted and talented students:
students have the ability to learn, think, and perform at levels
remarkable higher than chronological peers and deserve to be challenged
at a level that ensures continued growth and enhancement of their
and curriculum must be differentiated to meet the unique needs of
gifted learners in every class, in every part of their school day and is
a shared responsibility of classroom teachers and G/T teachers.
can be demonstrated in a variety of ways and opportunities to pursue
challenges in both academic areas as well as the fine arts is essential
for students to find success in school and life.
giftedness knows no boundaries of age, gender, race, religion or
socioeconomic status; multiple measures of identification must be
utilized to identify student eligibility for service, with multiple
opportunities for referral throughout a student’s academic career.
- Gifted programming must support gifted students unique social and emotional needs as well as academic.
- Meeting the needs of gifted students should represent shared responsibility of school, families and community.
have a responsibility to provide a wide range of programming that is
consistent across grade levels and buildings and encourages families to
enroll their children in Farmington Schools.
should be given the opportunity to advance their understanding of the
unique needs of gifted students and opportunities to develop curriculum
and instruction that specifically meets student needs.
Therefore it is the mission of the Farmington Public Schools that:
teachers, parents and community members will work together to identify,
using multiple criteria, exceptional learners that demonstrate
intellectual, creative and leadership abilities beyond expectations of
their chronological age. We will ensure an experience in school that
guarantees differentiated instruction in a rigorous environment designed
to support and challenge gifted students intellectual, creative, social
and emotional needs, producing self-directed lifelong learners and