Mission and Beliefs

Mission and Beliefs

As a community, Farmington Schools believe the following regarding programming for our gifted and talented students:
  • Gifted 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 abilities.
  • Instruction 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. 
  • Giftedness 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.
  • Because 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.
  • We 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.
  • Teachers 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   45648678Farmington Public Schools that:  
Administrators, 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 leaders.