Mission and Beliefs

Mission and Beliefs

As a community, Farmington Schools believe the following regarding programming for our gifted and talented students:

*Gifted children have the ability to learn, think, or perform at levels significantly higher than their chronological peers and deserve to be challenged at a level that ensures continued growth and enhancement of their abilities.

*Giftedness may manifest in one or more domains (intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership) or in a specific academic field (language arts, mathematics or science). Students should have opportunities to pursue interests and utilize strengths in any of these areas.

*Giftedness knows no boundaries of age, gender, race, religion, culture, language, or socioeconomic status. Therefore, multiple measures for identification and multiple opportunities for referral must be utilized to equitably identify gifted students, to represent cultural and linguistic diversity as well as a wide range of socioeconomic groups and geographic areas.

*Gifted programming must support the wide range of gifted students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.

*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 the classroom and G/T teachers.

*On-going professional development of teachers regarding the unique needs of gifted students is necessary.

*Meeting the varied needs of gifted students is a shared responsibility of the school, family, and community.

Therefore it is the mission of the Farmington 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.
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